Thursday, July 22, 2010
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.