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Common Name: Daisy Fleabane

Other Names: White-top, Rough Fleabane, Prairie Fleabane

Species Name: Erigeron strigosus

Plant Type: Forb

Family Name: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family





Plant Facts  
Origin Native
Duration Annual
Distribution in the U.S. Throughout the country; greatest populations in eastern half
Distribution in Oklahoma Throughout the state



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics


    • Erect stems unbranched below and branched above
    • Larger elongated leaves at base of plant with smaller narrow leaves on stem
    • Stems and leaves have rough, hairy texture


    • Numerous small flower heads; color white with yellow center
  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Leaf Type: Simple
    • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate and basal
    • Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate to linear
    • Stipules: Absent
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Petal Number: 50-100
    • Flower Color: White with yellow centers
    • Flower Timing: May-late June
    • Fruit Type: Achene



Soil Type Various, dry soils
Habitat Heavily grazed areas, pastures, fields, disturbed sites and waste areas
Successional Stage Early to mid


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