Bellis perennis

From Aric Olnes (taking a break from posting artwork about jurisdictions that have recognized same-sex marriages), this nice drawing of Bellis perennis:


From Wikipedia:

Bellis perennis is a common European species of daisy, of the Asteraceae family, often considered the archetypal species of that name. Many related plants also share the name “daisy”, so to distinguish this species from other daisies it is sometimes qualified as common daisy, lawn daisy or English daisy. Historically, it has also been commonly known as bruisewort and occasionally woundwort (although the common name woundwort is now more closely associated with Stachys (betony)). Bellis perennis is native to western, central and northern Europe, but widely naturalised in most temperate regions including the Americas and Australasia.

… The species habitually colonises lawns, and is difficult to eradicate by mowing – hence the term ‘lawn daisy’. Wherever it appears it is often considered an invasive weed.

Well, yes, but it’s very pretty. A photo from life:


I’ve encountered the plant in the US, from Massachusetts to California; in the UK, from Edinburgh to Brighton; and in several other places in Europe.

One Response to “Bellis perennis”

  1. aric2014 Says:

    Thank you, Arnold, for highlighting my Lawn Daisies image. The original art and other works of art can be viewed on my public Facebook page at

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