Bellis perennis. Aster family. Flourishing in disturbed ground, this flower has a yellow center surrounded by white to pinkish petals. There is 1 flower per stem present. The leaves are characteristically spoon-shaped. This little patch is growing by the single dandelion at my sight.
Bellis perennis L., Søborg, Denmark, 5 June 2014
These 1/2" diameter English Daisies are not a native plant, they were introduced probably when Fort Flagler was a military base. Nevertheless, they are just beautiful lining the trails along the cliffs.
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...