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Daisy: Bruisewort, Bairnwort (Scots), Old English dæges eage 'day's eye' (because the flower opens in the morning and closes at night). Llygad y Dydd (Welsh, Eye of the Day)

Bellis Perennis; N.O. Asteraceae (Compositae)

Parts used; leaves, roots.

Once had a great reputation as a cure for fresh wounds, used as an ointment applied externally, and aganst inflamatory disorders of the liver,taken internally as a distilled water of the plant.

Though the taste of the leaves is somewhat acrid, so much so that no catle will eat it, nor insect attack it, nevertheless it has been used in some countries as a pot-herb