Bellis azorica
[Daisy of Azores]

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I found this plant at an outdoor carpark near my place in January 2016. As far as my search went, this plant had not been reported in Singapore. I had identified it as Bellis azorica, a small daisy found on the island of Azores in Europe. Due to its small size and low-lying nature, it could easily be treated as one of the many weedy plant in the surrounding area.

I cultivated it in my pot and it did very well, producing flowers eventually; which led me to its identity (assuming I got it right). The leaves are arranged in rosette manner with a length of 2 centimetres (cm). The stem is in the form of a stolon, a creeping horizontal stem or runner that takes root at points along its length to form new plants. The stalk that holds the flower head is an extension or branch from the stolon, which is relatively long compared to the size of the plant; exceeding 10 cm. The tiny flower head is about 3 millimetres in diameter. The seeds had white pappus hairs at one end which aid in their dispersion by wind.