Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Cork airport

Canadian Fleabane
Conyza canadensis
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering: June-October. Annual. Introduced.

Heads of small, whitish-yellow, groundsel-like flowers.
Pale-green narrow leaves, margins with well-spaced hairs.
Erect stems, slightly hairy, to 1m.

Infrequent casual Dublin, Belfast, occasional elsewhere. Wasteland, ports, roadsides. Identification confirmed by Paul Green.

Similar: Hispid Fleabane, Conyza bilbaoana. Taller, to 140cm.
Corolla usually 5-lobed. Brittle stems.
     
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