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Daisies are easy to identify and they are easy to find but we don’t really use them due to their bitter, medicinal taste, each to his own!
|Common Names||Daisy, Bruisewort|
|Scientific Name||Bellis perennis|
Please note that each and every hedgerow item you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
The leaves should only be collected when the flowers are present until you really know the leaves on their own as there are similar looking plants out there.
A bit medicinal.
The leaves and flowers can be collected for use in salads, but not any salads that we make!
An extract of daisy used to be used to help heal wounds.
The name Daisy seems to have come from ‘days eye’, as the flower opens at dawn and shuts at dusk.
Good for making Daisy chains!
I have these same ones but with purple at the bottom , is that normal? I live in northern California.Thank you!
I can’t be certain of US species but in the UK daisies often have purple colouring on the stem.