Opening and facing the sun, yet closing at the day's end, characterize how the daisy was named "daeges-eaye" or "day's eye" from Old English. This simple flower symbolizing childhood innocence, often depicted in movies with children running through fields overgrown with daisies. As pretty as the daisy is, it is hard to believe that this flower could ever be despised. However, the daisy can be somewhat of a nuisance to farmers. The daisy acts as a weed, over crowding crops and over powering fields, as insects easily spread its pollen. However, daisies have practical uses. Its leaves and petals are edible and it can also be brewed as a tea to sooth sore throats and stomach aches.