Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Eastern Daisy Fleabane

Eastern Daisy Fleabane
Erigeron annuus
Some people regard this native plant as weedy since it tends to grow wherever it wants to. It is quite common all over the place, particularly in more open areas. It's not particularly lovely but, being native, it fits in with the local ecology and is a first colonizer of disturbed areas.

I didn't find much about it's edibility or medicinal properties, but it has been studied extensively for a variety of reasons, including use for remediation of heavy metal mine tailings.
The leaves do not clasp the stem, as does Philadelphia Fleabane

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