Common Fleabane, Erigeron philadelphicus, is a common medicinal wildflower. It has been used medicinally for diarrhea, childbirth, coughs, hemorrhages, eye sight and even as a poison ivy remedy. It was also used in a kinnikinnick mixture for pipe smoking.
Common Fleabane Sources:
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