Asteraceae (Aster Family)
A short, slender wildflower, growing to a height of 5 - 20 cm.
Distinguishing Features - Leaves: up to 3.8 cm long; the blade elliptic or round with small teeth on edges, tapered at base to a broad petiole. Flowers: white or pinkish rays and yellow disk heads, 2.5 cm wide, growing from a basal rosette of leaves. Fruit: seed-like, hairless.
Introduced to North America from Europe and found scattered throughout Canada and the United States; in fields and roadsides, on disturbed ground.
A domesticated version of this attractive, common weed is frequently planted as an ornamental in gardens.
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