Bellis perennis (common daisy). Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch. © Murray Dawson
In mown area
Perennial herb, occasionally with small rhizomes, glabrous or loosely pubescent and obovate-spatulate, crenate-toothed or rounded leaves 10-60 by 4-20 mm. Leafless scapes to 20 cm tall. The involucral bracts are more or less abundant multicellular hairs on the back.
Common in grassy playing field
John Steel Survey
Bellis perennis weed in garden
edge of grass, exposed to coast
Bellis perennis is a common European species of daisy, of the Asteraceae family, often considered the archetypal species of that name. Many related plants also share the name "daisy", so to distinguish this species from other daisies it is sometimes qualified as common daisy, lawn daisy or English daisy. Historically, it has also been commonly known as bruisewort and occasionally woundwort (although the common name woundwort is now more closely associated with Stachys (betony)). Bellis perennis...