Texas
Wildbuds

Erigeron philadelphicus

(Philadelphia Fleabane)

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Erigeron philadelphicus, Brazos Bend State Park, Ft. Bend Co. 7118

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Erigeron philadelphicus, Brazos Bend State Park, Ft. Bend Co. 7117

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Erigeron philadelphicus, St. Edward's Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1384

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Erigeron philadelphicus, Brazos Bend State Park, Ft. Bend Co. 7128

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Erigeron philadelphicus, Brazos Bend State Park, Ft. Bend Co. 7124

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Erigeron philadelphicus, Brazos Bend State Park, Ft. Bend Co. 7130

Scientific Name Erigeron philadelphicus USDA PLANTS Symbol ERPH
Common Name Philadelphia Fleabane ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 35809
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Variable soil conditions, usually moist loam.
Plant: Erect short-lived perennial, 8 to 30 inches tall; stems and leaves usually with spreading hairs.
Leaves: Basal leaves 1 to 4 inches long, narrow to broadly oblanceolate or obovate, may be pinnately-lobed or have coarsely toothed edges; stem leaves smaller and are clasping, with oblanceolate blades with toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Several flowers in clusters, heads 1/2 to 3/4-inch across, many (150-250) thin thread-like ray petals, white, sometimes pink-tinged; nodding flower buds before blooming.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, and SEINet.
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Texas Status:
Native

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