Bellis perennis

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 2: 886. 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), Pacific Islands (New Zealand), 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.
... more about "Bellis perennis"
not tailed +, rounded +  and obtuse +
distinct +
subequal +
scarious +
usually triangular +  and linear +
usually deltate +  and lanceolate +
spiciform +, racemiform +, paniculiform +  and corymbiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Luc Brouillet +
Linnaeus +
attenuate +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
obovate-spatulate;rounded +
4mm;20mm +
rugulose +  and muricate +
barbellulate +  and barbellate +
English daisy +  and pâquerette commune +
not 2-lipped +  and actinomorphic +
pale-yellow +, white +, purplish-tinged +  and pink +
compressed +  and obconic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
fertile +  and bisexual +
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) +, Pacific Islands (New Zealand) +  and in South America +
0–500+ m +
short-strigose +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Lawns and moist, waste places, roadsides +
indeterminate +
heterogamous +  and homogamous +
each +  and sessile +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
hemispheric +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
incurved;erect +
deltate +
entire +  and crenate-serrate +
2-carpellate +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–summer. +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
exalbuminous +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
appendaged +  and truncate +
papillate +  and smooth +
Compositae +
Bellis perennis +
species +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
tree +, shrub +  and subshrub +