E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

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

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Species Information

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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

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / 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.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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) 706 732 810
Slope Gradient (%) 0 4 15
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
14 279 340
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
5 5 6
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: SBS(11)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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