Daisy-like Flowers )
Composite Family (Compositae)
Habitat: All Elevations
Height: Up to 20 cm
Description: This very common wildflower looks like a common daisy with somewhat shorter, and more plentiful, petals. The flowers bloom early in the spring, and tend to be found away from roadsides where the daisy rules. A thick basal clump of fuzzy leaves are finely cut into three narrow lobes resembling a three forked snakes tongue. These three lobes may further divide into three sets of three lobes. The stem may also have a few small, alternate, clasping leaves of similar structure. The stem leaves may also be linear in nature. A single flower head, up to 3 cm across, is born at the end of the stem. It is very similar to a daisy, white petals, or ray florets, around a yellow centre.
Distinguish it from the daisy by its many forked leaves. Daisy's have paddle shaped leaves with much shallower lobes.
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