"The name "daisy" is thought to come from the Old English "daes eage", meaning "day's eye", for the way in which it opens at dawn.
In Scotland, daisies have been called gools. At one time farmers there were taxed for having too many daisies growing in their fields.
The daisy family, known to scientists as Compositae, was classified in 1792 by Paul Dietrich Giseke, a German botanist and close friend of the Swedish "father of modern taxonomy" Carl Linnaeus.
From around 2,200 B.C., daisies were among the flowers that grew in ancient Egyptian temple gardens."
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The poet's darling.