Common Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus Linnaeus    Synonyms: Philadelphia Fleabane.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Asterales   >   Family Asteraceae   >   Genus Erigeron   

Status:

Grows throughout most of North America. Found along roadsides and in fields, thickets, and open woods.

Description:

Leaves clasping. Flowers have a large number of rays. The fruits (achenes) have small tufts of hair, which aid their dispersal by wind (J. Hill/MNPS).

Relationships:

Flowers attract a variety of insects.

There are 207 records in the project database.

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Common Fleabane in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/9/2017). Photo by Mary Ann Daly. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane blooming in Wicomico Co., Maryland (4/20/2013). Note the clasping stem leaves. This separates Common Fleabane from all other Maryland fleabanes. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane (stem and clasping leaves) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/23/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/13/2016). Photographer comments: Petal count and clasping leaves separate this from other Erigeron species. Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/2/2016). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane blooming in Kent Co., Maryland (5/14/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane blooming in Kent Co., Maryland (4/30/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/4/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/30/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane blooming in Kent Co., Maryland (4/22/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane in Howard Co., Maryland (5/16/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/20/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/1/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/8/2016). Photo by Rose Anderson. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/20/2019). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

The flowers of Common Fleabane in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/9/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/27/2020). (c) Nick Kim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Nick Kim via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/27/2020). (c) Nick Kim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Nick Kim via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/27/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Common Fleabane in Somerset Co., Maryland (3/29/2020). (c) lurkershadow, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by lurkershadow via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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