Erigeron bellioides
[Bellorita]

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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. At first, I had identified it as Bellis azorica, a small daisy found on the island of Azores in Europe. In February 2017, I found its picture in a wildflower pictorial guide book from Taiwan (都會野花野草圖鑑) published in 2011 (page 79) with its botanical name as Erigeron bellioides (Chinese name: 類雛菊飛蓬). Soon, I found out that it was naturalised in Taiwan before 2009 [1]. 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.

Reference:

[1] Jung MJ, Hsu TC, Chung SW, Peng CI. Three newly naturalized Asteraceae plants in Taiwan. Taiwania 2009;54(1):76-81. | Read Article |