Wild Florida Photo - Erigeron strigosus

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Erigeron strigosus

PRAIRIE FLEABANE

Florida native

 

A frequent wildflower of disturbed sites in north Florida and the central peninsula south to Lake Okeechobee. The range includes most of the United States except Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. It is considered exotic on Colorado. Also found across southern Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
The small daisy-like flowers have between 50 and 100 white, pinkish or purplish ray florets surrounding a yellow disk. The stem is strigose. The basal leaves are elliptic to oblanceolate and entire or toothed. The cauline leaves are few, petiolate, linear and entire or nearly so.
Two species of fleabane with over 100 ray petals occur in Florida, Erigeron quercifolius - oakleaf fleabane - and Erigeron philadelphicus - Philadelphia fleabane. The only Florida counties where both of these fleabanes are found are Jackson, Franklin, Leon, Nassau and Putnam.

 
Erigeron strigosus is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Erigeron genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Erigeron quercifolius - OAKLEAF FLEABANE


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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
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