Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

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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
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees

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The Top 25 DaisiesThe Top 25 Daisies
By dave on August 2, 2014

We know coneflowers are grown and loved by all, but what about daisies? There are 24 genera in our database that contain plants that are considered daisies. Among such a vast reach of plants, which are the most popular among ATP members? Let's have a look!

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Location: ILDate: 2018-06-05
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Location: VermontDate: 2014-06-16
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Location: ILDate: 2018-06-05
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-07-08
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Location: VermontDate: 2014-06-16
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Location: ILDate: 2018-05-28
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-07-08
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Location: Pappy Elkins Park.Date: Summer 2000This is a lovely little daisy.
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Location: Pappy Elkins Park.Date: Summer 2000A patch in the prairie.
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2013-06-18
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Location: North TexasDate: 2010-05-30
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Location: ILDate: 2018-05-28
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)
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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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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD) on Jun 22, 2020 4:57 PM

Range: Throughout the United States and most of Canada.

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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
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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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