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Bruso, George H.
Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.
Daisy Fleabane, Eastern daisy fleabane
USDA Symbol: ERAN
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
An erect stem covered with spreading hairs bears flower heads with 40 or more tightly packed white to pale pink ray flowers surrounding the central yellow disk flowers.
The descriptive common name originated from a belief that dried flowers could rid a dwelling of fleas. (Niering)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , AR , CA , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV Canada: AB
, QC Native Distribution:
Throughout East, except far north; also in much of West. Native Habitat:
Fields, roadsides, and waste places. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff