Daisy fleabane (Erigeron annus)
 
 
 

Daisy fleabane in June

Daisy fleabane is a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family.  It is an annual plant with slender, erect stems up to 2 1/2 feet tall.  The flowers resemble miniature daisies.  Flower heads are on individual branches in a spreading cluster, with each head up to 1 inch wide.  The heads have a fringe of more than 40 white, threadlike ray flowers, about 1/4 inch long, surrounding a circle of densely packed, yellow disk flowers.

Daisy fleabane blooms mid-spring to early fall and is common throughout the tallgrass region in mesic to dry prairies, old fields, pastures, and other sites.  It is considered to be a weed in disturbed sites over most of the U.S. and southern Canada.


June

June

 

 

Additional information about this plant may be found at the USDA PLANTS Database:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ERAN


Daisy fleabane in August

Daisy fleabane in August