Weed Verification

Asked August 21, 2016, 10:13 AM EDT

Is Fleabane a wildflower or weed?

Talbot County Maryland

1 Response

The answer to your question depends on your point of view.
Technically a weed is any plant out of place.
It is definitely a wildflower.
They are in the Erigeron family, are native and there are many types. Many are of value to pollinators and insects.
That said, they don't all fit in every garden application, but more of a meadow-type placement.