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Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)
Image ID: 2011/bf016T
Other common names: Common Fleabane
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 0.5 to 2.5 ft.
Blooms: April to July
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Parts indistinct
Location: Butler-Freeport Trail
Notes: Leaves clasp stem.
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Philadelphia Fleabane may be easily confused with:
- Daisy Fleabane
The leaf of Philadelphia (common) fleabane clasps the stem, while daisy fleabane has a sessile, but not clasping, leaf. The rays on Philadelphia fleabane are thread-like, while those of daisy fleabane are very slightly wider.
- English Daisy
Fleabane is generally much taller than English daisy, which also has only basal leaves.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.