Not Native to the Finger Lakes Region, SW Eurasia
Chaucer celebrates the daisy in Legende of Goode Women, in which Queen Alceste is transformed into a daisy with as many virtues as florets. Flowers can be added to salads or used as garnishes. Tart leaves can be cooked as a potherb. Denotes innocence.
Source of plant
Richters, Thompson & Morgan, J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
Perennial, usually scapose, spreading by short stolons. Leaves to 1-6 x 0.5-2.5cm, oblanceolate to broadly obovate-spathulate, narrowed abruptly to petiole, 1-veined, bright green, adpressed pubescent at least when young. Capitula 1.5-3cm diameter, on slender 4-5cm peduncles, thickened below capitulum; receptacle conic, 3-7mm; phyllaries 3-5mm, oblong, apex often obtuse; ray florets 4-11mm, often tinged maroon below, occasionally pink. Fruits to 2mm, pubescent.
USDA Hardiness Zone
food, other ethnobotanical uses