Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Erigeron philadelphicus L. image
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Family Asteraceae
Erigeron philadelphicus L.
common fleabane, marsh fleabane, Philadelphia daisy
Erigeron: from Greek eri, "early," and geron, "old man," thus meaning "old man in the spring," referring to the fluffy, white seed heads and the early flowering and fruiting of many species
philadelphicus: of Philadelphia
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 4"-36" tall forb usually with long, spreading hairs
Flower: head 1/2' - 3/4" wide, 150-400 pink to white rays up to 1/3" long, disks yellow and flat; inflorescence of usually more than 9 heads per cluster; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:basal leaves toothed, narrowly-oblong with a rounded tipped; stem leaves clasping
Habitat: wet; woods, shores, meadows

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