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Bellis sylvestris

Pâquerette des bois
Southern Daisy

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

20-40 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March,

April,

May,

September,

October,

November,

December

Leaf type

Spatulate

Height

10-30 cm

Description

It looks very similar to the common northern European Daisy and the even smaller Annual Daisy, but it has a much longer stalk and the flowers are larger.

On grassy banks and fields, sunny position.

Flowers

The flowers have white ray florets tinged with pink, and yellow disk florets.

Leaves

Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem. Basal rosette: broad end tapers to base, veined, serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of dry, smooth 1-seeded fruit.

Edible

Leaves, petals and flower buds have a sour flavour.

Medical

Flowers: extract made from the flowers acts like a skin tonic, can treat minor wounds. The sap of the stem was used to lighten freckles.

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