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Philadelphia Fleabane


Scientific Name     

Erigeron philadelphicus L.

Family Name

Asteraceae (Aster/Daisy)

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habitat

flowers

 

 

 

 

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

moist soils, disturbed areas, open fields or woods

Plant Height:  

almost 3' (1 m) tall; erect, single or multiple stems from the base

Flower Color:  

white to pink

Flower:  

composed of ray (outer-most) and disk (inner) flowers; ray flowers are 100 or more pistillate flowers per flower head; disk flowers can be up to 1 cm in radius, yellow at apex, stamens 5

Inflorescence:  

loose cymose arrangement of flower heads terminating stems

Fruit:  

pubescent achene

Leaves:  

alternate; sessile; typically strigose to villous above and below

Bloom Time:  

April-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

some people can have a reaction after handling the plant; in the past, a tea was made from the plant to use as a diuretic and astringent