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fleabane Syllabification: flea·bane
Pronunciation: /ˈflēbān/

Definition of fleabane in English:


A herbaceous plant of the daisy family, reputed to drive away fleas.
  • Erigeron, Pulicaria, and other genera, family Compositae: in particular the pink-flowered common (or Philadelphia) fleabane (E. philadelphicus) and the white-flowered daisy fleabane (E. annus)
Example sentences
  • Asters (Aster novi-belgii), butterfly weed, Coreopsis, fleabane, Jupiter's-beard, Lantana, lavender, Sedum, verbena, and yarrow all thrive on dry, sunny sites.
  • Among the wildflowers are a red columbine, aster, figwort, wild sarsaparilla, fleabane, and avens.
  • Some herbs that repel fleas include: juniper, pennyroyal, citronella, eucalyptus, cedar and Canadian fleabane.
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