Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Bellis perennis L.
Common names: English daisy, European daisy, Gänseblümchen (German), lawn daisy, pâquerette (French), Tausendschön (German), vellorita (Spanish)
Organism type: herb
The English daisy Bellis perennis is a pasture weed that can get aggressive and dominant sometimes leading to lower pasture production. It is found growing in lawns, pastures (especially wetter areas), waste places, forest margins and clearings, stream banks, seepages, cultivated land, dunes and tussock grassland.
Native range: Africa, temperate Asia and Europe (USDA, ARS, 2010)
Known introduced range: United States (Hawaii (PIER, 2006)), Canada (USDA, NRCS, 2010); New Zealand, Japan, Hawaii (PIER, 2006); Falkland Islands (Otley et al 2008, Varnham 2009).
Compiled by: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment
Last Modified: Wednesday, 10 November 2010