Sp. Pl.2: 886. 1753
Gen. Pl. ed.5, 378. 1754
Introduced; North America, Mediterranean basin, Europe, n Africa, Macaronesia, introduced also to temperate areas worldwide.
Species 15 (1 in the flora).
O. Fiz et al. (2002) showed that Bellis is closely related to Bellium Linnaeus and Bellidiastrum michelii Cassini (syn. Aster bellidiastrum Scopoli). Subtribe Bellidinae (Cassini ex D. Don) Bentham should be expanded to include the latter in a group of scapiform perennials or annuals. Fiz et al. showed also that Crinitaria and Galatella (two segregates of Aster in the broad sense complex) are sister to Bellidinae. Exact relationships of this group to other subtribes of Astereae are still undetermined.