Common Daisy, Bellis perennis


Much like the nettle, everyone alive knows what a daisy looks like, but most people are unaware that this unassuming little plant can also be eaten. From being added to salads and used as a pot-herb, to being enjoyed as a refreshing tea, the daisy is an awesome little edible and can be found absolutely everywhere.

Common Daisy Checklist


🌳 Deciduous Woodland.
🌲 Coniferous Woodland.
πŸ‘ Grassland, including paddocks, fields and meadows.
🌊 Waterways, including rivers, lakes and streams.
🏑 Urban Green Spaces, including scrubland, parks and gardens.
🏒 Urban Environments, wasteland, Streets and pavements.
🚜 Hedgerows, including field edges.
🐝 Moorland, including heaths and grouse moors.


πŸŒΈπŸŒžπŸ‚β„οΈ Jan - Dec


☘️ Thin, green, leafless and hairy.


🌷 A central and circular sun-yellow disc that is surrounded by many white petals, somtimes with a reddish flush. The daisy is perhaps the world's most recognised flower.


🌱 Stems are sprawling, square-angled and branching at the base.

Edible Parts

☘️ Leaves
🌷 Flowers

Aroma / Taste

πŸ‘ƒ Slightly floral and a little pungent
πŸ‘… The leaves have a bitter aftertaste, much like dandelion leaves. The flavour improves with cooking.

ID Notes

🟩 ID Difficulty - Beginner
πŸ‘€ Being one of the most recognised flowers in the world, this plant is very easy to identify.


πŸ₯— Salad - Leaves can be eaten raw and added to salads.
🌺 Garnish - Flowers can be used as a garnish.
πŸ₯¬ Green - Leaves can be cooked as a vegetable.
β˜•οΈ Beverage - Leaves and flowers can be used to make teas or other drinks.
🍨 Sweet - Flowers can be used to make cake toppings and other desserts.