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Erigeron philadelphicus,
Common Fleabane, Philadelphia fleabane

Scientific name:  Erigeron philadelphicus
Common name:  Common Fleabane, Philadelphia fleabane
Family:  Asteraceae, Aster Family
Flowering:  May-July

Erigeron philadelphicus, Common Fleabane, Philadelphia fleabane


Derivation of the botanical name:
Erigeron, Greek, eri, early; geron, old man; flower early and have a hoary down, like an old man's beard.
philadelphicus, from the city of Philadelphia.

Erigeron philadelphicus is shorter than Erigeron annuus, blooms earlier in the season, its flowers are pinker, and the base of the leaves clasp the stem.

Erigeron philadelphicus, Common Fleabane, Philadelphia fleabane


Erigeron philadelphicus, Common Fleabane, Philadelphia fleabane


Erigeron philadelphicus, Common Fleabane, Philadelphia fleabane


 
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