Canadian Fleabane - Conyza canadensis
Short to tall hairy plant to 1.5 metres, leaves alternate, narrow, oblong, and the lower often deciduous before flowering. Flowers 2 to 5 mm with white ray florets scarcely longer than the yellow disk florets, borne in branched clusters. The phyllaries are more or less hairless in this species unlike the similar Guernsey Fleabane which has hairy phyllaries.
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Cultivated and waste places, walls. Often in built up areas.
July to September.
Only common in England, scarcer elsewhere in Britain.
Fairly common and probably increasing in built up areas of Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 36 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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