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Bellis annua   (Annual Daisy)


Bellis annua  (ASTERACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Dec-2003 (taxon update: 14-Aug-2017)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2021) Bellis annua profile created on Dec-2003. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 01-Jul-2022

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Bellis annuaL.
Published in L., Sp. Pl. 887 (1753).

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

No Main Synonyms

Plant Family :

Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl (=Compositae) (The Daisy or Sunflower Family)
124 species from the Asteraceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Annual Daisy

Maltese name(s) :

Bebuna

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE ( annual plants, herbaceous )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (25/Sep/2021)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

November – March

Colour of Flowers:

White

Name Derivation :

Bellis: word meaning dainty and pretty used back by Pliny (1st century). (Latin origin )
annua: annual life cycle, lives for one season or year. (Latin origin )


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Dry, open habitats.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Damp places with humid, wet soil. Likes to grow on saline ground in patches and in gaps on or between bare rocks.
Botanical Description: Subglabrous to hispid annual (2.5-)5-12(-20) cm. Stem usually apparent, ascending or suberect. Leaves 6-25(-50) x 3-15(-20) mm, oblanceolate-lingulate to broadly obovate-spathulate, crenate-serrate to entire petiole usually distinct in lower leaves, less so in the upper. Peduncles 1.5-10 cm, slender. Capitula 5-15(-20) mm in diameter. Involucral bracts 2.5-3.5 mm, subacute. Ligules 4.5-8 mm, often tinged with purplish-red beneath. Achenes pubescent. The subspecies annua has leaves not more than 25 x 15 mm; capitula not more than 15 mm in diameter. 2n = 18. ) Subspecies vandasii have larger leaves up to 50mm x 20mm.
Distributional range: Mediterranean region, Portugal, Bulgaria.

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
Albania, the Balaeric Islands, Bulgaria, Corse, Crete, France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Greece, Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), ex-Jugoslavia, Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily and/or Malta, Turkey (European part)
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
AE(G T) Ag Al Bl(I M N) Bu Co Cr Ct Cy Ga(F) Gr Hs(S) Ir It Jo Le Li Lu Ma Sa Si(M S) Sy Tn Tu(A E) [Ca(T) aGe]

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Species Images (42 images)
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