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Bellis
Daisy (Bellis perennis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Bellis
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Species

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Bellis is a genus of 15 species of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe and the Mediterranean region and northern Africa. One species has been introduced into North America and others into other parts of the world.[1]

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Description

Bellis species are mostly perennials, and grow from 5 to 20 cm tall. They have simple erect stems, and most species have basal leaves. They have radiate flower heads that are produced one per stem.[1]

Cultural references

Bellis (English Daisy) is one of the flowers mentioned by Ophelia in Shakespeare's play Hamlet. It is in this context connected with innocence.

Selected species

  • Bellis annua (Annual Daisy)
  • Bellis azorica (Azores Daisy)
  • Bellis bernardii (Corsican Daisy)
  • Bellis caerulescens
  • Bellis Habanera (Quilled English Daisy)
  • Bellis hybrida
  • Bellis hyrcanica
  • Bellis longifolia
  • Bellis microcephala
  • Bellis perennis (Daisy, Common Daisy, English daisy, or Lawn Daisy)
  • Bellis rotundifolia (Spanish Daisy)
  • Bellis sylvestris (Southern Daisy)

References

  1. ^ a b FNAA (2006), Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+, ed., Flora of North America: north of Mexico, Volume 20. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae (in part): Asteraceae, part 2., New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 22–23, ISBN 978-0-19-530564-7  

Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Bellis silvestris

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales
Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Astereae
Genus: Bellis
Species: B. annua - B. azorica - B. bernardii - B. caerulescens - B. hybrida - B. hyrcanica - B. longifolia - B. microcephala - B. perennis - B. rotundifolia - B. sylvestris

Name

Bellis L.

Vernacular names

Türkçe: Çayır papatyası
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