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Erigeron annuus

Vergerette annuelle
Daisy Fleabane

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

30-120 cm

Description

A North American native, introduced into Europe. It is hairy, branched with clusters of daisy-like flowers at the end of the branches. Full or partial sun, moist to slightly dry fields.

Dried plants are supposed to repel fleas, hence the name fleabane.

Flowers

The flowers consist of disk florets and numerous ray florets, between 40-100 florets to each flower.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Oval to long, wider in the middle, hairy, mid-green, alternated along the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with hairy plumes, 2 mm.

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