Daisy Fleabane

Erigeron annus

Family: Composite or Daisy (Compositae or Asteraceae)

Petal Arrangement: Daisy Fleabane flowers look very much like an Aster flowers, however, the Daisy Fleabane flower is composed of far more rays (40-70) then the Aster flower. The rays are flat and surround a yellow inflorescence. When looking at the Daisy Fleabane plant one will notice how numerous the flowers are.

Color: These flowers are white.

Leaf Arrangement: In addition to having many flowers, this plant also has many leaves. The leaves of the Daisy Fleabane have large teeth. The leaves are alternating, hairy and rather large. The stalk of the Daisy Fleabane is also quite hairy.

Size, Location, Season: The Daisy Fleabane can be found growing along roadsides, waste area, and open areas from throughout the Northeast. June-August.

** Found at Brandeis University near the Bassine Biology building in late September

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