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Bruso, George H.
Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.
Daisy Fleabane, Eastern daisy fleabane
Synonym(s): Erigeron annuus var. discoideus, Stenactis annua
USDA Symbol: eran
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
, WV Canada: AB
, QC Native Distribution:
Throughout East, except far north; also in much of West. Native Habitat:
Fields, roadsides, and waste places.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff