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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jun 23, 2017 5:31 AM CST
This pretty flower popped up in a brushy area near the house. It looks like an aster or a daisy of some kind maybe? Fleabane? (Weak novice guess Smiling ) Am I inviting trouble by giving it some dedicated space in my wildflower garden? Thank You!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 23, 2017 4:37 PM CST
Can you take some photos of the base of the plant with the leaves?
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Calif_Sue
Jun 24, 2017 2:05 PM CST

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Looks like an Erigeron, commonly called Fleabane (good guess!) Lots of different varieties.
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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jun 29, 2017 3:30 AM CST
@Daisyl the third picture is mid-way down the stalk - I laid it on the driveway to take that picture. It has very few leaves. Should I go lower and include roots in the picture as well? I Will also get a closeup of the leaf itself.

@Calif_Sue thanks! If it is in fact fleabane should i pull it Up? I like it's dainty cheery look but know there are many other options. Thank You!
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 29, 2017 8:38 AM CST

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In general, fleabanes aren't terribly aggressive. And, yes, it is a fleabane. It's probably Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), but there are several other similar species.
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Calif_Sue
Jun 29, 2017 9:58 AM CST

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I agree with Kent, I only pull them in places I don't want them, they are an easy drought tolerant plant and nice filler in beds.
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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jul 2, 2017 9:08 AM CST
KentPfeiffer said:In general, fleabanes aren't terribly aggressive. And, yes, it is a fleabane. It's probably Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), but there are several other similar species.


THANK you! yes they do look pretty and fill in. they are easy enough to pull so easy to control. for now it's a flower....maybe tomorrow a weed.
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