Posted on June 12, 2021June 12, 2021 by WillemSaturday/ daisies & their little look-alikes There was a half inch of rain yesterday in the city, and there will be a little more rain tonight. The flowers are from my walk after dinner last night. White daisies (genus is Bellis or Chrysanthemum) with their yellow centers, a spiral matrix of stamens. The daisy flower does not just bud, blossom, and die like most other flowers. Rather it performs a daily routine of “sleeping” at night by closing and “waking” in the morning by opening up again. Because of this unusual trait and the whorled appearance of the flower, the daisy was given the Old English name ‘dægeseage’, meaning literally “day’s eye.” [From Merriam-Webster dictionary]. Some of these pretty little flowers look like daisies, but they are not: they are chamomile. Chamomile is a herb plant with relaxing benefits and a pleasant scent, used to make chamomile tea which can promote relaxation and help with getting a sound night’s sleep.