English Daisy (Bellis perennis) is a widespread exotic weed most commonly seen in lawns and other disturbed areas. There is can form impressive sweeps of white or pale pink in the early spring when it blooms. This is yet another weed that can be used in salads, although the leaves are best used when young, they become bitter as the plant ages. The word "daisy" is thought to come from the words "day's eye" in reference to the habit of this plant opening the flower in daylight and closing up again on cloudy days, or at night.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.