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Common Daisy

Bellis perennis

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
(in flower all year round)
Flowers:
Solitary on leafless stalks, sometimes the white petals are red-tipped, up to 2.5cm. The eye of the daisy is yellow. The word Daisy is derived from the fact that the flower opens in the morning and shuts at night; and hence it was considered as the day's eye (Daisy).
Fruit:
Minute light brown seeds.
Leaves:
Round, simple and finely toothed, up to 4cm.
Maximum Size:
10cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The flowers and leaves are edible. Bitter-tasting.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bruisewort, English Daisy, Lawn Daisy, Perennial Daisy.
Habitats:
Grassland, lawns, meadows, roadsides, wasteland.