Family

Composite.

Colour

White or purplish.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

General.

Time of Bloom

June.

Flower-heads: small, about three quarters of an inch broad; clustered and composed of both ray and disk flowers. Leaves: lanceolate; the lower ones serrated. Stem: three to five feet high; branched; hairy.

We all know the fleabanes, or little daisies, that spring up in the meadows and along the roadsides in summer and which look so pretty in the bunch of purple asters and golden rods that we carry home as an effective decoration for some secluded corner.

Larger Daisy Fleabane Sweet Scabious Erigeron annu 225

Country people tell us that when burned they are obnoxious to insect life, and we frequently see dried bunches of them hanging over their cottage doors to caution such intruders against entering the portal.

E. ramosus, or smaller daisy fleabane, has longer ray flowers than those of the above species,and entire leaves. The general effect of the plant, however, is smaller and more delicate.