Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
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Read more about Daisy Fleabane at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-44-004:
Erigeron annuus FAMILY Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Flower heads 1/2 to 3/4" wide with 50 or many more white rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
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Stems solid, 0.4-1.5m tall, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
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May Spartanburg County SC
Coarsely toothed cauline leaves > 3/8" wide, sessile but not clasping, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
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May Greenville County SC
Plant more leafy & flowers larger than E. strigosus; petals up to 10mm long, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005).
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August Transylvania County NC
DuPont State Forest
Stems sparsely piloso-hispid (hairs spreading), sometimes strigose distally, per Flora of North America.
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas, gardens, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)
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Alternate (basal leaves usually absent or withered at flowering)
Flower heads with 80-125 ray flowers
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005) p064
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p382
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p183
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p116
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: Northeastern US (Clemants & Gracie, 2006) p290
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition (Justice, Bell, & Lindsey, 2005) p262
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p077
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p293
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p341
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p214
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