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Scientific name: Bellis perennis
Size: Can grow to 15cm
Distribution: Found throughout the U.K.
Flowering months: May to September
Habitat: Garden lawns and short grassland
Special features: Daisies grow as a rosette of oval shaped leaves and produce small white petalled flowers with yellow centres. The flowers open fully in bright sunlight, hence the name 'daisy' which is a corruption of 'days eye'.
One of the photos above shows a mutated daisy which is the result of 'fasciation'. Fasciation is thought to be caused by one of four things; genetic mutation or alteration, bacterial infection, viral infection or environmental problems such as frost damage, chemical or physical damage.