Blooming now in HP—the Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

daisy3The Philadelphia Fleabane is native wildflower from the Aster family which grows in   fields and open grassy areas and blooms in NJ from May – July. The plant grows 6-30 inches tall, the flowers are ~ ½- ¾ ” across, and the flowers consist of 150 or more white, pale pink or pink ray florets around a bright yellow disk.  The plant is a biennial or short-lived perennial. It grows easily and is considered a weed by many gardeners. It can be found in 46 of the lower 48 states and throughout much of Canada.
daisy2Here are two links for more information – http://www.backyardnature.net/n/h/fleabane.htm and
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ERPH daisy1

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