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Pest Information

Rough Fleabane

Rough Fleabane

  • Latin Name: Erigeron Strigosus
  • Common Name: Rough Fleabane
  • Other Names: Daisy fleabane, white-tops, prairie fleabane, bristly fleabane

Pest Details

Rough Fleabane
Rough Fleabane

Origin:

Native to North America, and found throughout southern Canada and all states of the U.S. except for some of the dry Southwest states.

Biology:

A spring and summer annual or sometimes a biennial, reproducing from seeds. This is an extremely common weed along roadsides and in most disturbed habitats.

Identification:

An erect plant producing long, thin stems that terminate with groupings of 3 to 5 flower heads. Most of the leaves occur at the base, with only a few along the stem. Very similar to Southern Fleabane, but the leaves of Rough Fleabane are usually entire or with a few teeth or shallow lobes. The flowers are showy and daisy-like, opening very wide and flat, with white to pink ray flowers and yellow disc flowers.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

Physical removal of single plants is effective. When found in turf most members of the sunflower family can be effectively controlled with a selective broadleaf herbicide. Prevention of seed germination can be accomplished with a pre-emergent herbicide.

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