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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.

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