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Observed: 17th February 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Field daisy 1
Bellis (2)
Daisy pair

The field daisy (Meadow Daisy, English Daisy, Daisy) is a flower that everyone recognises.
But here specially, later in the year, many of the flower heads start with deep pink petals which may fade as the flower expands.
Does someone know why this occurs? And why, sometimes, the flower-heads stay quite pink throughout their flowering life.
Could it be soil chemistry perhaps - or were they originally, way back, red?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Field daisy (Bellis perennis) interacts


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I have assumed ...

... that it is natural variation, though I've never seen a wild one quite so red as in the 3rd photo.

The double flowered cultivars come in white, pink and red. There may be a possibility of gene flow from these back into the wild population.