Carmel River State Beach, Common Fleabane (Philadelphia Fleabane)
Erigeron philadelphicus
Daisy fleabane is a biennial or short-lived perennial. The flowers close at night. It is similar to daisy fleabane, but common fleabane is shorter, its flowers are pinker, and its leaves are different (see bottom photo).

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: fields, open woods, grassy areas
• Height: 6-30 inches
• Flower size: flowerheads 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
• Flower color: pink, pale pink or white rays around a yellow disk
• Flowering time: May to July
• Origin: native

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