- young plants are edible when boiled.
- young plants are suitable as a potherb.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Eastern daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus) and Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus).
- grows in fields, disturbed areas, open woods, thickets and roadsides .
- warning: may cause miscarriages and should not be consumed by pregnant women.
- warning: may cause dermatitis.