Fleabane

Wild Fleabane (Erigeron) A wildflower in black and white. The common name appears to be derived from the thought that the dried plant repels fleas.

Folder: Black & White

Uploaded: Aug 3, 2016

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Tags: fleabane, erigeron, flower, wildflower, macro, blackandwhite, BandW, monochrome, macro, nature, photography

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published 1 year ago
HarryYale
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electronjohn

electronjohn

posted 1 year ago

OK, just did some reading on it. They do not in fact repel fleas despite the superstition. The leaves are editable though and contain caffeic acid which is an active compound that has antioxidative and neuroprotective effects on neuronal cells (brain, spinal column and nerve cells).

electronjohn

electronjohn

posted 1 year ago

Great shot Harry! Wonder if the dried plant real does repel fleas...

digitalis

digitalis

posted 1 year ago

wonderful flower shot