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Plants of fields, roadsides, open disturbed areas, lawns  Flowers May to June.  Native.  Our plants are:

Erigeron philadelphicus L. var. philadelphicus..

Annual/Biennial.  Fibrous-rooted from a caudexStems are densely pubescent.  Typical height is from 2 to 3 feet.

Inflorescences are  flat-topped (corymb-like).

Flower heads are radiateRay florets are pale pink, varying to nearly white, pistillate and fertile; numbering 150-400; rays to 0.5 mm wide. Disc florets are yellow, bisexual and fertile.  Involucres are hemispheric (half-spherical).  Involucral bracts are approximately equal in length.

Basal leaves may be present at flowering, depending on habitat conditions.  Stem leaves are alternate, auriculate clasping stems, elliptic to oblanceolate, shallowly lobed and/or shallowly toothed, finely pubescent.

 

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Similar species:  Erigeron annuus, E. strigosus and E. pulchellus.

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