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Wild flower

I have no idea what this plant is, but it grows in profusion in the hedgerows near my home. The flowers are about 1 cm across.

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its lovely

7 Aug, 2008


Its Fleabane Tinkerbelle &its a wildflower like u thought :)

7 Aug, 2008


Thank you Jacque. I wonder how it got its name? Any chance that it's an ancient cure for flea bites?

8 Aug, 2008


HI Tink- I found some info on the word fleabane at this link, thought you might be interested:

WordNet: fleabane

The noun has 3 meanings:

Meaning #1: hairy perennial Eurasian herb with yellow daisylike flowers reputed to destroy or drive away fleas
Synonyms: feabane mullet, Pulicaria dysenterica

Meaning #2: any of several North American plants of the genus Erigeron having daisylike flowers; formerly believed to repel fleas

Meaning #3: common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron
Synonyms: horseweed, Canadian fleabane, Conyza canadensis, Erigeron canadensis

9 Sep, 2008


Thank you Tasteyg, that's very interesting. So are they indigenous to North America too?

10 Sep, 2008

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