English Daisy

Pest: English Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Pest Type: Perennial Broadleaf Weed

Major Identifying Features: Fibrous rooted perennial, prostrate, nearly smooth or loosely hairy leaves, broad above and narrow at the base, white to pinkish flower heads, escaped cultivation

Life Cycle: Perennial, spreads through rhizome system, germinating seedling from April until September, prolific seed producer

Pest Rating: Moderate

Management Rating: Difficult

Host/Season/Outbreak Information: It is found in most of California, in the northwest, central-west, and southwest up to 660 feet elevation

Damage Information: Invasive in turf, herbicides resistant

Management Options: Chemical  control with herbicides can be difficult WARNING ON THE USE OF CHEMICALS

Sources:

http://www.cwss.org

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu

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