Botanist's Glossary

Daisy - Bellis perennis

  • Description
    • The daisy is a perennial plant that grows to a height of 5 to 15 cm. Daisies are often found in large clumps on short grass with a rich soil. The leaves are quite thick and are all found at the base of the plant. Daisy flowers are white or pinkish with a yellow center, on a slender, bare stalk. The daisy plant is widespread in Europe.
  • Traditions
    • Daisies have long been used in remedies for external use (macerated in oil, tincture) to treat ecchymosis (bruising), dermatosis and swollen glands. The daisy is seen as the image of innocence in the "language of flowers” and its Latin name, Bellis perennis, means perennial beauty.
  • Properties
    • A brightening daisy extract helps to reduce melanin synthesis, for a more radiant complexion.