Common or Philadelphia Fleabane, Erigeron philadelphicus
Asteraceae or Sunflower Family

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.

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