Scientific Name: Erigeron canadensis L.
Family: Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Common name: Fleabane
Description: Winter or summer annual 3 to 6 feet tall; flowers July-frost.
Range and Habitat: South Canada south through nearly all of the United States; old fields, disturbed areas and gardens.
In Porcher’s time… Fleabane was used for the treatment of dropsy, diarrhea, and cholera, as well as in hysterical and nervous affections.