Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Southern Fleabane at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Southern Fleabane, Oakleaf Fleabane
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_erigeron_quercifolius
April Brunswick County NC
Similar to E. philadelphicus, but usualy shorter. Rays 100-150, only 3-5mm, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it on sandy roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Basal & alternate
Rays: Blue/ Light violet (rarely white)
Flower heads with 100-250 ray flowers
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p184
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p115
- Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses p093