Thursday, June 17, 2010

Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

Erigeron philadelphicus is known by the common names Philadelphia Fleabane, Common Rough Fleabane, or Prairie Fleabane. I haven’t seen it at our place. I found it when I walked down the back side of the dam at Fort Yargo State Park to photograph the Princess Tree.

A stand of plants near the bottom of the dam.

A closer view of the stem showing the leaf arrangement

A close up of the leaves

A close up of the flowers that have very fine petals compared with those of the Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus).

Erigeron philadelphicus
(Philadelphia Fleabane) is native to the United States. It grows in most provinces in Canada and states in the United States except Arizona, Utah and Alaska.

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Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Erigeron philadelphicus (Philadelphia Fleabane)

University of North Carolina Herbarium: Erigeron philadelphicus

Identification resources:
- Southeastern Flora: Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

- Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Erigeron philadelphicus (Daisy Fleabane, Common Fleabane, Philadelphia-daisy)

Missouri Plants: Erigeron philadelphicus

Related posts:
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower

- Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

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