Friday, June 20, 2008

White Flower Challenge - Day 20

Chrysanthemum maximum

Shasta Daisy


Daisies are related to sunflowers, asters, coneflowers, dandelions, and chrysanthemums. The flower center is made up of hundreds of tiny disk florets which produce the seeds. They are arranged in a beautiful swirling pattern that has some complicated mathmatical formula, I'm sure. But I think I'll just enjoy them for their beauty. The disk florets are surrounded by the ray florets, what we think of as the petals.


Below you can see the individual florets. All this in a simple daisy. Isn't nature amazing?


5 comments:

Beverly said...

Nature is amazing, and your photography makes it shine.

The first time I was ever a bridesmaid, we had daisy bouquets. I still remember how pretty and fresh they were.

Jen said...

Thanks for popping by! I LOVE your blog. Flowers are a passion of mine and your photography is amazing! Can't wait to visit again!
Jen

Beverly said...

Oops, I forgot to ask if you are doing Pink Saturday again tomorrow.

Tara said...

Just lovely!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Now that is something so magical that I had no idea about...a daisy...a simple daisy...amazing! Those are some great photos...