Bellis perennis L.
common daisy, common lawn daisy, daisy, English daisy, European daisy, lawn daisy, lawndaisy, true daisy
Asteraceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)Compositae (South Australia)
Native to Europe (i.e. Denmark, UK, Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, western Russia, Ukraine, Albania, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, France, Portugal and Spain), northern Africa (i.e. Libya) and western Asia (i.e. Iran, Israel, Syria, Turkey and Azerbaijan).
Naturalised is south-eastern Australia (i.e. mainly in southern Victoria and Tasmania). Possibly also naturalised in south-western Western Australia, south-eastern South Australia and in southern New South Wales.
Naturalised overseas in New Zealand, northern USA (including Alaska) and Hawaii.
This species is regarded as a minor environmental weed in Victoria and Tasmania. It is mostly a weed of lawns, footpaths, roadsides, waste areas and pastures but also spreads into natural areas (e.g. stream banks, seepages, sand dunes and grasslands). It has been found growing in conservation areas in Victoria (e.g. Yarra Bend Park and Morwell National Park) and Tasmania (i.e. Tasman National Park and Sarah Island Reserve), and has also recently spread to alpine areas in Victoria.