Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


527

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it on roadsides, in meadows, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Lavender/White
Disc: Yellow/Yellowish
Flower heads with 150-400 ray flowers
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-44-002:
Erigeron philadelphicus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Daisy Fleabane, Common Fleabane, Philadelphia-daisy


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image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

JK Marlow    jkm110417_042

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

JK Marlow    jkm110417_047

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Stem leaves alternate, with bases clasping the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

JK Marlow    jkm110417_051

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Stem leaves clasping, oblong to ovate, usually toothed, reduced upward, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

JK Marlow    jkm160422_088

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

JK Marlow    jkm160422_091

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Lower stem hirsuto-villous/villous, upper loosely strigose/sparsely hirsute, per Flora of North America.

image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

Keith Bradley    kab_e_philadelphicus_5321

April    Caldwell County    NC

Pisgah National Forest

image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_philadelphicus_phil

April        

Heads 0.5-1.0" across, numerous, each w usually more than 150 ray flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

JK Marlow    jkm140603_416

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

JK Marlow    jkm140603_421

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Stems leafy to arrays, per Flora of North America.

image of Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmephiladelphicus_ab1

Month Unknown    Alleghaney County    NC