|Scientific Name||Erigeron philadelphicus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERPH|
|Common Name||Philadelphia Fleabane||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35809|
|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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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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