Herbs and Other Plant Species of the World's Boreal Forests

World Boreal Trees

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Bellis perennis
English Daisy
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

A short, slender wildflower, growing to a height of 5 - 20 cm.

English Daisy Description

Distinguishing Features - Leaves: up to 3.8 cm long; the blade elliptic or round with small teeth on edges, tapered at base to a broad petiole. Flowers: white or pinkish rays and yellow disk heads, 2.5 cm wide, growing from a basal rosette of leaves. Fruit: seed-like, hairless.


Introduced to North America from Europe and found scattered throughout Canada and the United States; in fields and roadsides, on disturbed ground.


A domesticated version of this attractive, common weed is frequently planted as an ornamental in gardens.

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