Erigeron annuus

Common Names: Daisy fleabane, annual fleabane, eastern daisy fleabane
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Aster family

A herbaceous plant with alternate, simple leaves, and green, sparsely hairy stems, which can grow between 30 and 150 cm in height. Leaves are numerous and large relative to other species of Erigeron, with lower leaves, especially basal leaves, coarsely toothed or cleft, a characteristic readily distinguishing this species from most other Erigeron. Upper leaves are sometimes, not always toothed, but may have a few coarse teeth towards the outer tips. The flower heads are white with yellow centers, with the white to pale lavender rays, borne spring through fall depending on the individual plant. Ray florets number 40 to 100.

Often colonizes disturbed areas such as pastures, abandoned fields, vacant lots, roadsides, railways, and waste areas.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Yellow
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.