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  Erigeron pulchellus Michx. var. pulchellus image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Asteraceae
Erigeron pulchellus Michx. var. pulchellus
Robin's-plantain
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
pulchellus: little beautiful
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-18" tall forb covered with spreading hairs; forming large patches
Flower: head 2/3"- 1" wide, 50-100 bluish to white rays, disks yellow and flat; inflorescence with 1 to a few heads per cluster; blooms May-June
Fruit:smooth, dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:mostly basal, oblong to roundish, usually toothed; stem leaves smaller
Habitat: moist; woods, streambanks
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Erigeron bellidifolius Muhl. ex Willd.
Erigeron pulchellus Michx. var. typicus Cronquist

         
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