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Daisy Fleabane


Taken on 19th June, 2010, at Bengaluru.

Erigeron sp also called Daisy Fleabane. 

The name Erigeron is derived from the Greek (eri = early; geron = old man) and refers to the appearance of the white hairs of the fruit.

Fleabane's common name reflects its use as a bug repellant. In fact, starlings line their nests with fleabane to keep mites away. People once mixed it with bedstraw to keep bugs out of their mattresses. It's toxic to mollusks and helps prevent fungus infections in strawberry plants. Because it repels insects, it can be used magically to ward off evil spirits. Despite its pesticidal qualities, butterflies love it. But don't plant fleabane where ruminants like cows and goats can get at it - it's toxic for them. Source

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4 comments:

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nice shot

ANULAL said...

Cool!

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