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English daisy, English lawn-daisy, lawn-daisy, pâquerette commune


short, erect, herbaceous.


petioles winged, equaling or longer than blades;

blades 6–40 × 4–20 mm, bases ± attenuate, apices rounded.


lax, (3–)5–15(–20) cm.

Ray corollas

4–8(–11) mm.

Disc corollas

1.5 mm.


margins ciliolate, particularly distally, apices obtuse.


1–2 mm.


= 18.

Bellis perennis

Phenology Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat Lawns and moist, waste places, roadsides
Elevation 0–500+ m (0–1600+ ft)
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There is an old report of Bellis perennis from St. Pierre and Miquelon; it is not established there. It might not have persisted in Alaska. The species is used in homeopathic medicine, as a tea and as a vitamin supplement. It is also a widely planted ornamental.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 20, p. 23.
Parent taxa Asteraceae > tribe Astereae > Bellis
Name authority Linnaeus: Sp. Pl. 2: 886. (1753)
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