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.
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) 179-44-003:
Erigeron quercifolius FAMILY Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Southern Fleabane, Oak-leaved 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 (Duncan & Duncan, 1999).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Sandy roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain
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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 (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p184
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p115
- Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses (Murphy et al., 1992) p093
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