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Bellis perennis Linn.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs, perennial or annual, scapose, 10-25 cm tall; scape sparsely villosulous, strigose, sparsely, minutely stipitate glandular distally (near capitulum). Leaves basal, rosulate, petiole long, winged, blade spatulate, 2-6 × 0.9-2.8 cm, base attenuate, margin serrate to crenate, apex obtuse, sometimes retuse, mucronulate. Capitula terminal, solitary. Involucre hemispheric or broadly campanulate, 5-6 mm; phyllaries 2-seriate, subequal, oblanceolate, leaflike, surfaces sparsely villous, margin narrowly scarious, sparsely ciliate, midvein thin, translucent, apex obtuse, scarious, ciliate. Ray florets white or pinkish, lamina ca. 10 × 1 mm; disk florets yellow, ca. 2 mm, limb campanulate, ca. 1.5 mm, sparsely hairy proximally, lobes erect, triangular, ca. 0.5 mm, eglandular. Achenes strigillose. Pappus absent.

An ornamental, this species is widely cultivated in gardens and parks.

Ravines. Sichuan [native to N Africa (Morocco), SW Asia, and Europe; widely introduced and naturalized elsewhere].


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