Bellis sylvestris

Bellis sylvestris

Bellis sylvestris, or the Southern daisy, is a perennial herbaceous of the genus Bellis. It is very common in the meadows and clear woods of the Mediterranean regions. The robust plant has creeping roots and big leaves of dark green. The spoon-shaped leaves have a short petiole hard to distinguish and several conspicuous veins. Autumnal flowering is presented by an inflorescence containing white external flowers and yellow central flowers. The plant bears a fruit called achene.


Common NameSouthern daisy
Botanical nameBellis sylvestris
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourwhite, yellow
Height10 -> 50 cm
Altitude1200 m
Bloom TimeSeptember, November
Plant TypeHerb, Medicinal
Fruit TypeAchene
different tolerancesTell us
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesMedicine , Culinary
Active substancesSaponins, Tannin,
Flavones Essential oil,
Bitter principle, Mucilage
USDA Zone5 (-29), 6 (-23),
7 (-17), 8 (-12),
9 (-7), 10 (-1)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHAlkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureMoist
Soil Type Mixture
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, Self sows
GerminationTell us
Pests/ DiseasesSlugs and snails

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