Name that Weed - Fleabane

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by Chuck, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member Supporter

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    This is probably an easy on for you. Plant is about 3 feet tall.

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  3. charles

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    It's in the genus Aster (sensu lato). There's probably a couple of hunderd species in the genus. Do a goolgle search for Aster images and you could narrow it down to one of several species that look like this.
     
  4. agmantoo

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    We call these Oxeye Daisy
     
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    I vote for aster too.
     
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    An aster, specifically White heath aster (Aster pilosus).
     
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    Id say wild daisy, it dont look like any aster I have.
     
  9. Cyngbaeld

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    What does it smell like?
     
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    fleabane is right. common alien fleabane. botanical name erigeron something.
     
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    thanks! now i know what it is, too- got that stuff all over the front yard the past couple of years. is it good for anything? will chickens or rabbits eat it? it's not medicinal, as far as i know.
     
  16. Cat

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    Are you certain it's fleabane? From looking at both photos I think the leaves are different between the two. We have something similar growing here, don't know what it is.
     
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    petalless? ferny /mossy leaves(divided) =pineapple weed matricaria sp.
     
  18. Cyngbaeld

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    Chuck's picture does look like rough fleabane. The other picture is annual fleabane.
     
  19. shorty'smom

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    not chamomile. This is an Erigeron sp. It is called fleabane because people used to put it under their rugs to help keep fleas away. I don't know if it works.