Scientific NameBellis perennis
Other Common Names:
This low growing perennial, flowers in the spring, but in coastal climates may flower year round.
The narrow, slightly lobed leaves grow at the base of the plant forming a basal rosette. The leaves may be hairy or smooth.
The flowers are composed of 2 flowers, the white outer petals are ray flowers, and the small yellow center flowers are disk flowers.
Flower Seed Head
The flowers have white petals, and yellow centers, although the petals may sometimes be pink or rose colored. The flowers grow individually on smooth, leafless stems that can grow from 3 to 4 inches in length.
The fruit are seed like and hairless.
This plant prefers moist soils in partial shade, although it will grow in partial to full sun. It can be found growing in lawns, fields, and roadsides.
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval