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English Daisy (P) — Bellis perennis — Family: Asteraceae — Aster

© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
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English Daisy is an escaped ornamental plant that can sometimes be found in lawns and pastures. Prefers heavy, moist, fertile soil and can tolerate mowing heights down to 1 inch. It can be quite showy when flowering in the spring and otherwise undetected in the lawn with its dark green color and low growing habit. The leaves are nearly entire (smooth edges), covered with hairs, and spatulate (thinner at the base). Leafless stems produce solitary characteristic 'daisy' flower with yellow disk-flowers and white-to-pink ray flowers.