Eastern daisy fleabane

Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.

Scientific name: Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.

Common name(s): eastern daisy fleabane, daisy fleabane, annual fleabane

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile, NPIN Profile, Go Botany

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– annual

-native to the eastern United States

-leaves are

  • simple
  • alternate
  • toothed

-attracts pollinators

  • bees
  • moths
  • butterflies

– may be confused with E. strigosus; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage


-disturbed areas





Go Botany. “Erigeron Annuus (L.) Pers.” Erigeron Annuus (Annual Fleabane): Go Botany, 2020, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/erigeron/annuus/.