A late-spring daisy-like plant. Flowers about 1/2 to 1
inch wide, with 100-150 white to
pinkish ray flowers, and many yellow disc flowers in the centers. Stem leaves long and toothed, and clasp the stem.
A native that likes open areas. Very
common along the Riverway and other open areas.
Fleabanes are easily
recognized by their daisy-like flowers with a large number of very narrow
rays. Robin's plantain (E.
pulchellus) has somewhat larger flowers, usually pink to blue or violet,
but sometimes white, and most of its leaves are basal. Daisy
fleabanes (E. strigosus,
and E. annuus) bloom
later, have smaller flowers with fewer rays ("petals") and have
leaves that do not clasp the stem.
Oxeye daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
blooms in the summer and has fewer, wider rays.