fleabane

noun
flea·bane | \ ˈflē-ˌbān \

Definition of fleabane 

: any of various composite plants (especially of the genus Erigeron) that were once believed to drive away fleas

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Early South Florida settlers stuffed oakleaf fleabane, a tiny lavender wildflower, into their mattresses to ward off fleas. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "In Miami suburbs, last remnants of the world’s rarest forest endure — at least for now," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of fleabane

1548, in the meaning defined above

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