aka lawn daisy; ENGLISH daisy
a perennial herbaceous plant with rosettes of small spoon-shaped leaves that grow flat to the ground.
The flowerheads are in the form of a pseudanthium -consisting of many sessile flowers white ray florets and yellow disc florets.
Daisy probably refers to Day’s Eyes given that it closes at sundown! The Latin name most likely derives from bellus – pretty rather than bellis battle (though lawn perfectionists do battle with it)! Daisy is also known as ‘bruisewort’ and ‘bone flower’ for its inferred herbal properties:
Topical Use: for aches, pains and strains (like arnica – a type of daisy that grows in the Alps). As well as wounds and bruises
Edible Use: Both leaves and flowers as a salad or flowers (fresh or dried) made in to a tea
Daisy ~ a foraging guide