Ontario Weeds: English
Table of Contents
- Other Names
- General Description
- Stems and Roots
- Flowers and Fruit
- Similar Species
- Related Links
Name: English daisy, Bellis perennis
Other Names: pâquerette vivace,
Daisy, White daisy, pâquerette, petite marguerite
Family: Composite or Aster Family (Compositae)
General Description: Perennial, reproducing
only by seed.
Photos and Pictures
Stems & Roots: Leaves all in
a basal rosette, arranged horizontally or nearly upright, short
to long-stalked, elliptic to ovate, tapering to the stalk, shallowly
but irregularly toothed with rounded or small sharp teeth.
Flowers & Fruit: Flower heads
on slender leafless stalks raised 5-15cm (2-6in.) above the leafy
base, showy, 2-4cm (4/5-1½in.) across, ray florets numerous
and white to purplish; disk florets numerous, densely packed, yellow.
Flowers from June to August.
Habitat: English daisy occurs in scattered
localities throughout southern Ontario where it may become a dense
weed in lawns, roadsides and waste places.
Similar Species: It is distinguished by
not having a leafy stem but only a rosette of basal leaves and a
short, thin, leafless stalk supporting a bright showy flower head
with white to purplish ray florets and a yellow centre.
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