The composite flowers of daisy fleabane are comprised of at least forty rayless flowers. The radially symmetrical flowering structure is characterized by a wide, bright yellow, central disk that is surrounded by short, petal-like, white rays. These rays are short compared to the width of the central disk and are supported underneath by green sepals of equal length.
This wildflower has two different types of leaves; lanceolate-to-ovate, basal leaves are long, measuring approximately 15 cm. in length and are covered in coarse hairs. The leaves along the stem are considerably smaller, toothed, clasping, and are also somewhat hairy.
Daisy fleabane grows best in fields, along roadsides, and around waste areas.
Daisy fleabane, like other fleabane wildflowers, derives its name from the superstition that dried clusters of these plants could be used to rid a dwelling of fleas.