Common Fleabane is often found on the banks of streams, as it has a preference for marshy or at least permanently damp soil. grows to a height of 50 to 90 cm and has downy stems and very downy wavy-edged Lanceolate leaves. The narrow linear rays and the disc florets are golden yellow and form compound flower heads. Grows best in wet marshy ground but can cope in a range of soil conditions. It is ideal for a garden pond edge or bog garden where the plants will attract a wide range of insect life such as bees, dragonflies and damselflies. Common Fleabane grows to medium height around 90cm, and produces cheery yellow flowers that appear from July to September.
It has a few common names including frost-root, poor Robin’s plantain, and seaside daisy (because of it’s daisy-like flowers).