Some similarities to : Mexican Fleabane.
Uniquely identifiable characteristics: Is short, small, white flowers with yellow centres and grows in lawns everywhere. Possibly the commonest wild flower in England.
Daisy have solitary white with yellow centre flowers on a short, thin 2 inch long leafless stalk. The only leaves are the several spoon-shaped leaves radiating from the base, usually hidden by grass.
It inhabits lawns everywhere.
Children love making daisy chains with them.
Although the chart hints that daisy is in flower year-round, there is usually a deep winter period when it is not in fact in flower at all.
Seven saponins have been isolated from Daisys, which have been shown to have inhibitory effects on several fungi that infect humans. It also contains the saponin
Polygallic Acid which is effective against the fungus Ceratocystis ulmi which is responsible for Dutch Elm Disease in
A POLYACETYLENE (POLYYNE)
Lachnophyllum ester is a
polyyne) compound with two triple-bonds not un-like Falcarinone found in Ivy. It is poisonous and occurs not only in Daisy but also in Canadian Fleabane (Erigeron canadensis). It was found in (Lachnophyllum gossypinum), a non-native plant which is also in the Dandelion & Daisy Family (Asteraceae).