"The daisy of the field, at sunrise, is not fresher than you are."
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During the 1800s, the “language of flowers” was used as a form of popular symbolism. Each variety of flower was considered to carry a coded meaning.

The daisy symbolized both innocence and loyalty, which represents David’s character and his relationship to Steerforth.