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Lawn Daisy - Bellis perennis
Other Names:  Common Daisy, English Daisy

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
(see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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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.
 
General Description
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).

Diagnostic Characteristics
Lawn Daisy - 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 DaisyLeucanthemum 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).

Range Comments
Lawn Daisy has been collected in Flathead, Lake, and Missoula Counties in Montana (Lesica et al. 2012; Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria portal; http://www.pnwherbaria.org).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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