Bellis perennis L.

English Daisy

Sp. Pl. 886 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Perennial, stoloniferous herb. Leaves rosetted or densely clustered at base; lamina obovate, 10–35 mm long, 5–25 mm long, tapered to (often purplish) petiole-like base about as long as lamina, pilose to glabrescent; margins shallowly crenate or serrate. Peduncle erect, ebracteate, c. 3–20 cm long, variably pilose; involucral bracts ovate, 3–6 mm long; receptacle convex (hollow and conical in fruit); ligules spreading, white, often reddish-tipped, 4–10 mm long; tubular florets yellow. Cypselas obovate, 1–1.6 mm long, shortly appressed-hairy; pappus absent. Flowers most of year (rarely in winter).

*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VAlp, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro. Also naturalised SA, NSW, Tas. Native to southern, western and central Europe. Occasional in cooler districts of the State, usually as a roadside or pasture weed, or a common component of well-watered lawns.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Bellis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-23
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Bellis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bellis perennis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bellis perennis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales