Bellis perennis L., 1753

Verloove, Filip, 2021, New records in vascular plants alien to Tenerife (Spain, Canary Islands), Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 62878-62878: 62878

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Bellis perennis L., 1753


Bellis perennis L., 1753  

Bellis perennis   Sp. Pl. 2: 886. 1753.


TENERIFE: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Cruz del Carmen, Anaga Mountains, parking mirador, bare, trodden soil, in several small subpopulations, 10.01.2017, F. Verloove 12708 (BR).


This Eurasian weed is widely naturalised in temperate areas across the world; see, for instance, Brouillet (2006). According to Acebes Ginovés et al. (2010), only B. annua   L. has been recorded so far in the Canary Islands (solely from Tenerife). However, these records may at least partly refer to B. perennis   . For instance, from the natural protected area 'Anaga Rural Park’ - where we have found B. perennis   - B. annua   was cited by Expósito et al. (2018). B. perennis   is a perennial, stoloniferous species with thick fleshy roots and all leaves in a basal rosette. B. annua   , in turn, is annual and has leafy stems.

Bellis perennis   was recently recorded for the first time in the Canary Islands by Otto and Verloove (2016). The species was found as a weed in irrigated lawns in La Palma. In identical circumstances, it was also observed for the first time in Gran Canaria ( Verloove et al. 2020).