Daisies: surprisingly complicated flowers

Recently, Kit has been marveling over the complexities of the common daisy. Daisies belong to the flower family Asteraceae, a family that contains more species than any other family with the possible exception of Orchidaceae. Found on every continent except Antarctica, Asteraceae species are defined by a flower that is actually two flowers in one: The sun disk attracts the pollinators while the ray flowers surround the sun disk. Continue reading on the Yadkin Ripple…