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Bellis perennis
English daisy, lawn daisy

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, and in central and eastern U.S.

Habitat: Fields, parks, lawns, balds, wastelots, and other disturbed or cultivated areas, usually where moist.

Flowers: March-September

Origin: Introduced

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bumblebees, flies


Perennial with fibrous roots and spreading hairs, the naked flowering stalks 5-20 cm. high.


All basal, the blade elliptic or obovate to orbicular, dentate with small teeth, up to 4 cm. long and 2 cm. wide, narrowed to a petiole about the same length.


Heads solitary, radiate, the disk 5-10 mm. wide, yellow; rays numerous, pistillate, white to pink, about 1 cm. long; pappus none.


Achenes compressed, 2 nerved.

Accepted Name:
Bellis perennis L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 886. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Bellis perennis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Bellis perennis checklist entry

OregonFlora: Bellis perennis information

E-Flora BC: Bellis perennis atlas page

CalPhotos: Bellis perennis photos

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