Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.



Thursday, July 22, 2010

Daisy Fleabane


According to the Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide, the Daisy Fleabane is:
"A summer annual or sometimes biennial reaching 1 to 2 ft in height with prominent white and yellow flowers. Primarily a weed of abandoned fields or pastures, but occasionally associated with agronomic crops. Found throughout the southeastern United States."

I was feeling pretty positive about my identication of this Southeastern Michigan weed, till I read that "southeastern United States" statement.

But upon a little more snooping/surfing I found Prairie Wildflowers of Illinois, who tell us:
Range & Habitat: Daisy Fleabane is fairly common and has been reported from almost all counties of Illinois ...

So, if it grows in Illinois, it grows in Southeastern Michigan, the Daisy Fleaborn.  A weed that makes me smile.

2 comments:

IrishEyes said...

So simple, and yet so beautiful and smile worthy. Cheers! Jennifer

Barbara Poole said...

No ants!