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The species of November 2015

Bellis sylvestris Cyr

Name: Southern Daisy
Scientific Name: Bellis sylvestris Cyr.
Family: Compositae







Common perennial with simple leaves and in rosettes. White fluff covers the stem and both surfaces of the leaves. Single heads with yellow central part and white flowers with pink or red color on the lower surface. Fruit achene. Flowering October – March.

Distribution – Uses
It is widespread and is a common plant in the Mediterranean zone.

The flowers and leaves are eaten raw or cooked in soups and salads. Together with Bellis perennis they have great medicinal value. It is used as an analgesic, antitussive, emollient, digestive, laxative and tonic. The herb was considered ideal in the treatment of fresh wounds.

[1] «Άγριολούλουδα και άλλα φυτά της Κυπριακής γης» Τμήμα δασών.
[2] http://kentromeletisarxaiasthourias.wordpress.com
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

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