The common Daisy Fleabane follows immediately upon the heels of Robin's Plantain in June. It is one of the smallest of the Daisy-like flowers, having a light, greenish yellow centre with a finely fringed wreath of from forty to seventy fine white or often purple-tinged ray flowers. It is easily confused with others of its kind, owing to its similarity. The name Fleabane was applied to this plant because there was a popular belief among country people that the flowers possessed some objectionable features that caused undesirable insects to give it a wide berth. Accordingly the flowers were gathered and hung over the windows and doors, or they were dried and coarsely powdered and scattered about infected places in the house. Sometimes when the insects became too persistent, a few of the dried flowers were burned in the rooms so that the smoke would drive them away. The erect, light green stalk is long, slender, grooved, hollow, hairy and leafy. It grows from one to four feet high and branches at the top where several flowers are borne on each terminal. The thin textured, light green leaves are soft and velvety to the touch, and their strong midribs show prominently. They are generally lance-shaped, tapering toward the point and narrowing into a long stem at the base. The margin is coarsely notched into sharp teeth. The leaves graduate in size from the foot of the stalk, becoming very small and narrow, with the toothed margins disappearing entirely as they approach the top where they seem to set directly upon the stalk. Their arrangement is alternate. The flowers have a little odour and at night the ray flowers close upward, enfolding the centre. They are found almost everywhere in fields and along roadsides and often along the edge of woodlands, from Nova Scotia to the Northwest Territory, and south to Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri, from May to November.