|A Devon Daisy - Bellis perennis- if you wish to use my pictures please attribute this blog!|
"The daisy is popularly looked upon as the emblem of modesty. In the days of chivalry in Europe the daisy played an interesting part in many a love affair. When a knight was an accepted lover, his lady allowed him to engrave a daisy on his arms ; when he proposed and she would neither say "Yes" or "No," she wore a crown of field daisies, which meant " I'll think about it." Readers of Faust will remember how Margaret, as she walked in the garden, plucked off the petals of an aster, one after another, saying, half aloud " He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me not he loves me not he loves me !"
This old-world custom is still in vogue among the lasses of sunny Devon."