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Daisy Fleabane in My Home Garden

Just a quick post to share the beautiful little flower I found in my garden today.  I didn’t plant it… maybe a bird?  Who knows but it is something I don’t want to forget.

Daisy Fleabane

I have to be honest – I didn’t know the name of this plant.  I asked on my GardenChat group featured on Facebook today.  After I got a few responses I search Google for more details.  I found information on the Erigeron Annuus.  Of course, I am not going to remember that long name (who needs to??)  I will remember Fleabane.  Below are a few of the images I took of the flower.

Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers. (Daisy Fleabane, Eastern daisy fleabane)

Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers. (Daisy Fleabane, Eastern daisy fleabane)

I would love to hear what you think about this plant so please comment on this post.

About The Plant

Peonies and Daisies

A member of the aster family (Asteraceae) and has a summer annual life cycle. Seed of this species germinates in spring, and newly emerging plants produce a rosette of leaves. Flower stems and flowers are produced in early to mid-May, produce seed, and plants die back during hot weather or at the end of the growing season.

I read on the USDA site that the plant mixed with other herbs was used to treat headaches and inflammation of the nose and throat and to break fevers. To use as a tea the plant is boiled and mixed with tallow to make a balm used as a spread on skin sores.  The Cherokee and Houma tribes boil the roots to make a drink for ‘menstruation troubles’ and to induce miscarriages.

Cows graze this plant for forage.  Wildlife such as deer use it as plant food.  Butterflies and other pollinators love the flowers!

Let’s Connect

Do you grow the Fleabane?  I would love to hear your story so please comment on this post or reach out to me at BrenHaas social media.  I am really excited to discover this plant in my home garden and can’t wait to share more with you in the days to come.

Happy Gardening,


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