Bellis perennis L.
English daisy (lawndaisy)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Lydia Dani     (Photo ID #74927)


E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Bellis perennis
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Species Information

Perennial herb from a fibrous root; stems ascending to erect, few, simple, leafless, hairy, 2-20 cm tall.
Basal leaves with short to long stalks, the blades spoon-shaped to oval or orbicular, 0.7-3.0 (rarely 4.0) cm long, 0.5-2.5 cm wide, toothed to entire, obtuse to rounded at the tips, coarse, spreading-hairy above and below; stem leaves lacking.Flowers: Heads with ray and disk flowers, solitary; involucres 5-6 mm tall; involucral bracts egg-shaped to broadly oblanceolate, rounded to obtuse at the tips, sparsely hairy on the backs, often suffused with purple; receptacles cone-shaped; ray flowers 8-10 mm long, white to sometimes pink or purple; disk flowers yellow.
Achenes appressed-hairy, mostly 2-nerved, flattened; pappus lacking. vol1_4

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Ecological Framework for Bellis perennis

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres)
732 706 810
Slope Gradient (%)
4 0 15

Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]

279 14 340
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
5 5 6
Modal Nutrient Regime
# of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class

All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in


Habitat and Range

Mesic to dry lawns, roadsides and waste areas in the lowland zone; common in coastal BC, rare in SC and SE BC; introduced from Europe.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia