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a visual reference

Daisies and dandelions are native British Wildflowers, the humble variety so often mistaken for weeds. Important sources of nourishment for pollinators, they are both members of the aster family (Asteraceae) . Along with their close relatives sunflowers, thistles, knapweed, they are all composite flowers, each flowerhead made up of many small florets, all coming together to create a stunning inflorescence. As composites, they are perfect subjects for study in collaborative groups, as the following example demonstrates. Each flower in the centre of this giant daisy has been created by children in a creative session, coming together with the outer petals to create a stunning artwork.

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