Plants of the Castlemaine District

English Daisy - introduced (*Bellis perennis)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).

Native of Europe.

Occurrence: A lawn, nature strip and grassland weed.


Notes: English Daisy is sometimes planted in lawns. It prefers damper climates to that of most of Central Victoria.

bellis: Either from bellus (Latin) meaning pretty or charming, or from the dryad named Belidus; "daisy": a corruption of old English name " day's eye".

Photos: English Daisy. Essendon nature strip.