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Fleabane

(More lawn weeds)  (Control Options)  

Fleabane
Erigeron annuus

fleabane

Life cycle: spring blooming annual
Growth habit: grows from 1 - 3 ft. tall; leaves hairy with toothed margins, lower ones ovate, upper more lanceolate; stems hairy, branching at top
Reproduction: reproduces by seed; aster-like 1/2 - 1 in. flower heads with 40-60 white to pale pink ray petals, surrounding yellow disk flowers
Conditions that favor growth: dry open areas; roadsides
Cultural control: cultivate area and plant with some type of ground cover or grass that can be mowed regularly to keep flowers and seeds from forming

 

 

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