Lawn Daisy - Bellis perennis
Common Daisy, English Daisy
(see State Rank Reason below)
MNPS Threat Rank
State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Bellis perennis is native to Eurasia and has been introduced into the northern U.S. (Lesica et al. 2012). A conservation status rank is not applicable (SNA) because the plant is an exotic (non-native) in Montana that is not a suitable target for conservation activities.
Fibrous-rooted perennial. Herbage sparsely strigose. Leaves all basal, petiolate, spatulate, entire to serrate, 2–6 cm long. Inflorescence a solitary head on an erect peduncle 5–15 cm. Heads radiate; involucre 4–6 mm high; phyllaries in 1 series, narrowly ovate, strigose; receptacle conical, naked. Rays white, female; ligules 4–9 mm long. Disk flowers yellow, perfect; corolla 1–2 mm long; style branch appendages deltoid. Pappus absent. Achenes 1–2 mm long, glabrous, obconic (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
- Bellis perennial
, exotic and undesirable:
* Short (5-15 cm) plants that have the stereotypical “daisy” appearance of white petals with yellow centers.
* Leaves are entire to toothed.
* Involucral bracts are in a single row, narrowly ovate, and with hairs (strigose).Oxeye Daisy
– Leucanthemum vulgare
, exotic and noxious:
* Tall plants (20-80 cm) that have the stereotypical “daisy” appearance of white petals with yellow centers.
* Leaves are lobed or toothed less than half-way to their mid-vein.
* Involucral bracts are in 2 to 5 rows and unequal, and with very few hairs (glabrate).