Fleabane is a perennial plant native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. It grows to a height of about 30 cm and has hairy leaves and stems. The leaves are oblong in shape and have a toothed margin. The plant has small, yellow flowers that are arranged in clusters at the top of the stem. Fleabane prefers to grow in moist and damp soils and is often found in wet meadows and along rivers and streams.
In terms of cultivation, fleabane is easy to grow and does not require any special care. It can be grown from seeds, which should be sown in the spring or fall. The plant is winter hardy and can tolerate cold temperatures.
Fleabane is not edible and has no known medicinal uses. It is sometimes used as an insect repellent, as the plant produces a strong odor that can repel fleas and other insects.