Daisies are amazing, beautiful flowers. When I was first creating this blog I decided to use daisies in my website because they were beautiful – how little did I know this was a happy accident. Daisies are a perfect, symbolic flower for childbirth and new mothers.
There are many species of this Asteraceae family – they actually make up 10% of all flowering plants in the world, which is quite a lot!
Daisies are found originally in Europe, but now grow in every continent except Antarctica. They are so good at growing and thriving in all environments, they are considered a weed in some places. (I like to think of the growing and thriving a symbolism to women growing and raising children even in the hardest of climates and situations).
The semblance to childbirth is beautiful. Daisies are often given to new mother’s and children as presents. The color of the white pedals of the common daisy represent innocence and purity, just as a mother’s love and a child are pure.
Another symbolism is through the fact that daisies are actually two flowers in one – the yellow center and the outer petals. Just as a mother and her unborn child make one, they are also two individuals growing and sharing in one space.
In Norse mythology, the daisy is Freya’s sacred flower. Freya is the goddess of fertility, love, and beauty. For the Norwegians, a daisy symbolizes motherhood, childbirth, and new beginnings.
Whenever you see a daisy, think of a mother’s love, the beginning of life, and the pure heart of a child.