Bellis perennis

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 2: 886. 1753. 1753

Common names: English daisy pâquerette commune
IntroducedIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 23.

Rhizomes short, erect, herbaceous. Leaves: petioles winged, equaling or longer than blades; blades 6–40 × 4–20 mm, bases ± attenuate, apices rounded. Peduncles lax, (3–)5–15(–20) cm. Phyllaries: margins ciliolate, particularly distally, apices obtuse. Ray corollas 4–8(–11) mm. Disc corollas 1.5 mm. Cypselae 1–2 mm. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Lawns and moist, waste places, roadsides
Elevation: 0–500+ m

Distribution

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Introduced; B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., Que., Alaska, Calif., Conn., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Ky., Maine, Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., N.H., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., Tenn., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Europe, Asia, Pacific Islands (Hawaii, New Zealand), introduced in South America.

Discussion

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.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Luc Brouillet +
Linnaeus +
English daisy +  and pâquerette commune +
B.C. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Conn. +, Idaho +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, Maine +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, N.H. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, N.Dak. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Tenn. +, Utah +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +, Europe +, Asia +, Pacific Islands (Hawaii +, New Zealand) +  and introduced in South America. +
0–500+ m +
Lawns and moist, waste places, roadsides +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
Compositae +
Bellis perennis +
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