Daisy fleabane is a biennial or short-lived perennial. The flowers close at night. It is similar to daisy fleabane, but common fleabane is shorter, its flowers are pinker, and its leaves are different (see bottom photo).
- Family: aster (Asteraceae)
- Habitat: fields, open woods, grassy areas
- Height: 6-30 inches
- Flower size: flowerheads 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
- Flower color: pink, pale pink or white rays around a yellow disk
- Flowering time: May to July
- Origin: native
On common fleabane, the base of the leaves clasp the stem. This characteristic distinguishes common fleabane from the similar species daisy fleabane and prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus).