Hamlet, [4.5.198]. “There’s a daisy.”

Bellis Perennis: “It is thought that the name ‘daisy’ is a corruption of ‘day’s eye’, because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning.” After the orchid family, the Asteraceae family, of which the daisy is a species, are the second largest in their division (Magnoliophyta). In Shakespeare — infidelity. Also mentioned Act 4.7 [187].

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