Connecticut Plants
Common Fleabane (Philadelphia Fleabane)
Erigeron philadelphicus L.

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
Erigeron philadelphicus L.
Erigeron philadelphicus L.
Erigeron philadelphicus L.

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).