Weed with small white flowers

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Date Photo Taken: 04/11/2014
Location: Marietta, GA
Posted By: BobC

Notes:

I see these everywhere, but cannot find them on the internet. They are spreading in my front yard like crazy. The flowers start out as small clusters of buds. When open, they have frilly white skinny petals and a yellow center. I found a similar one that has white petals with pink/purple on the tips. It looks similar to a dandelion, but the flower color is different and the leaves are not as notched. It grows low to the ground in a rosette, but the hollow flower stalk grows straight up.

COMMENTS

  1. nativeplantgirl Leaf Lover says:

    I think it’s annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus).

    http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=97

    April 12th, 2014 at 4:20 pm
  2. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Maybe southern fleabane.

    April 13th, 2014 at 9:52 am
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    I would keep the flea banes…
    I think they’re cool…

    Some people have to purchase them…
    http://www.seedland.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=wfa0791

    April 14th, 2014 at 8:27 am
  4. JTH Unregistered says:

    Thank you everyone for the help! They are cute, but taking over my lawn. Looks like I’m growing lettuce.

    April 14th, 2014 at 2:01 pm
  5. JAN BROWN Unregistered says:

    As a side note my Grandmother called it a red bug weed or sometimes a chigger weed as red bugs/chiggars were always on them. Gotta love Alabama Grandmothers!

    April 21st, 2014 at 7:47 am

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