Common Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies


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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Dec 4, 2011 6:31 PM

Considered a weed by some, the pretty little daisy-like wildflower blooms in April. It’s native to Texas and most of the U.S. and is found growing along roadsides and in fields and woodlands. Biennial or short-lived perennial plant grows up to 2½' and unbranched, except near the inflorescence. The pollen or nectar of the flowers attracts many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, beetles, Carpenter bees, Nomadine Cuckoo bees, Green Metallic bees and other Halictine bees, Eumenine wasps, Tachinid flies, and Thick-Head flies. Caterpillars of the Lynx Flower Moth eat the flowers and seed capsules.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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odd little daisy like wildflower (with fly) by delirow Jul 12, 2018 7:17 PM 4
Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia Wildflowers by mellielong Aug 11, 2016 8:04 AM 38
Daisy Fleabane? by needrain Jun 12, 2016 7:41 PM 7
Backyard wildflowers by Jon777 Aug 8, 2016 4:25 PM 84
Yardening in the Mid-Atlantic by Eric4home Apr 15, 2019 6:20 AM 2,773
SE USA wildflowers, 2015 by purpleinopp Mar 22, 2016 8:19 PM 26
Banner for August 19, 2013 by wildflowers by wildflowers Aug 19, 2013 6:02 PM 3
can you identify? by maryannsn May 2, 2013 7:45 PM 2
daisy type wildflower by gingin Apr 17, 2012 3:25 PM 6

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