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Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Annual Fleabane) (Erigeron annuus): Images

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June 1, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire The Eastern Daisy Fleabane is the most common fleabane in Southeastern, New Hampshire. It grows in waste areas, by roadsides and in overgrown fields. It has a white (and sometimes pink-tinged) flower rays (80-125 rays) surrounding a yellow disk made up of 100‘s of florets. The stem has noticeable hairs. The leaves are alternate up the stem. They are hairy, lanceolate in shape and have some teeth (but not many). The basal leaves are elliptic or round.

A very similar species is Prarie Fleabane (Rough Fleabane) (Erigeron strigosus). Prarie Flebane tends to have fewer leaves on the stem. The stem hairs are less noticeable since they are shorter and appressed against the stem. The leaves of Prarie Fleabane are mostly hairless. In addition, the stem leaves of Prarie Fleabane tend grow up to 1 inch wide, while Eastern Daisy Fleabane leaves grow to 2 inches in width.
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June 15, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire
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June 24, 2014 Southern, Connecticut