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Bellis perennis L.

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Morphology / Appearance

Bellis perennis L.

Character recognition:

Plant: is an herbaceous perennial plant; plant height is about 10 cm.
Root: short creeping rhizomes;
Stem: aerial; leafless, often hairy scape.
Leaves: small rounded or spoon-shaped rosettes of leaves that are from 3/4 to 2 inches (approx. 2–5 cm) long and grow flat to the ground.;
Flowers: the arrangement is a type of inflorescence known as a capitulum; single flower-like 15–35 mm (0.6–1.4 in.) capitula surrounded by involucral bracts. Capitula’s ray-florets white–pink–red, tongue-like; disc florets yellow, tubular, small; sometimes all flowers like ray-florets. Stamens 5. Pistil of 2 fused carpels. Involucral bracts in 2 rows of almost equal length. Capitula solitary terminating scape.
Fruits: spatulate, flat cypsela.

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Ecology / Plant spreading

Bellis perennis L.

Bloom time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Flower color: white, white - pink
Plant type: perennial
Light: Sun, Part Shade
Propagation Material: Seeds

Bellis perennis is native to western, central and northern Europe, but widely naturalised in most temperate regions including the Americas [ 1 ] and Australasia.
Daisies are commonly found growing in lawns and grassy verges in proliferation, and can flower extremely thickly from early spring through until autumn. The plant is also found in meadows and uncultivated pastures, as well as growing between flagstones. Most people could correctly identify a daisy.

Classification

Bellis perennis L.

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Bellis perennis L.

Bellis Perennis is a perennial who not requires special breeding methods. In Autumn can separate and replant bushes. Can practice and propagation by seed, in which case they like in August - September for flowering next spring. The seeds varieties are crossed and will not be the same quality next year.
Be watered moderately and during warm periods thoroughly. The soil should be well loose have good drainage and exposure can full sun to part shade. can be grown in pots and planters, in this case should be considered regular supply water especially if direct exposure sun. If well maintained, flowering may last from March to September.

 

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