Fleabane (Erigeron)

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I photographed this flower growing in one of the other plots at the community garden. There are so many fleabanes, I can’t say which one this is with absolute certainty, although I’ll guess daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus).

I’ve come to this conclusion by the following logic: common fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus) is a much shorter plant, and horseweed (Erigeron canadensis) has greenish-white flowers rather than pink. This according to my wildflower bible, “National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers Eastern Region“.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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