Erigeron pulchellus

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Erigeron pulchellus
Erigeron pulchellus - Robin's Plaintain.JPG
Cross Plains, Wisconsin

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E. pulchellus
Binomial name
Erigeron pulchellus
Michx. (1803) not (Willd.) DC. (1836) not Hook. 1834 nor Turcz. 1838[1]
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Erigeron pulchellus (Robin’s plantain, blue spring daisy, hairy fleabane) is a North American species of plants in the daisy family.[2] It is widespread across much of the United States and Canada from Québec and Ontario south as far as eastern Texas and the Florida Panhandle.[3]

Erigeron pulchellus is a perennial herb up to 60 cm (2 feet) tall, spreading by means of underground rhizomes. It produces 1-9 flower heads per stem, each head containing sometimes as many as 100 white, pink, pale blue, or pale purple ray florets surrounding many yellow disc florets. The species grows in forests, roadsides, and the banks of bodies of water.[4]

Varieties[4]
  • Erigeron pulchellus var. brauniae Fernald - Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia
  • Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus - most of species range
  • Erigeron pulchellus var. tolsteadii Cronquist - Minnesota

References[edit]

  1. ^ The International Plant Names Index
  2. ^ Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, Duhl, Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians, Lone Pine Publishing, (2005) p 342, ISBN 978-1-55105-428-5,
  3. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  4. ^ a b Flora of North America, Erigeron pulchellus Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 124. 1803. Hairy fleabane

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