(A bello colore, from its fair colour). The daisy.
Bellis minor; called also consolida minima, sym-pythum minimum, bellis sylvestris minor, bruisewort, and common daisy. Bellis perennis Lin. Sp. Pi. 1249. It is too well known to need a description. Its leaves and flowers loosen the belly, are commended in disorders that arise from drinking cold liquor while the body was hot. The leaves are slightly acrid, the roots rather more so. They have a subtle penetrating pungency, that is not hot or fiery, but like the contrayerva. The root preserves this pungent matter when dried, and an extract made with water, or with spirit, retains the greatest part of its virtues. It is said to be an excellent antiscorbutic; but with all these fancied virtues it is wholly neglected.
Bellis major, consolida media Lobelii, bellidioides, leucanthemum bellidis facie, buthalmum majus oculis bovis, Ox Eye, Maudlin Wort, or Great Ox Eye daisy. It is the chrysanthemum leucanthemum Lin. Sp,
The leaves have been in esteem as diuretic and antiasthmatic.
Bellis lutea foliis profundis. See Chrysanthemum.
Bellis Montana Frutescens Acris. See P\rethrum.