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Robin's-plantain - Erigeron philadelphicus

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Robin's-plantain Robin's-plantain - Erigeron philadelphicus dylan M32 Grassy Banks Subway System 4 Jun 2022, 1:05 p.m. 3 Jun 2022, 5:55 p.m.
Robin's-plantain Robin's-plantain - Erigeron philadelphicus dylan M32 Grassy Banks Subway System 4 Jun 2022, 1:05 p.m. 3 Jun 2022, 5:53 p.m.
Robin's-plantain Robin's-plantain - Erigeron philadelphicus dylan M32 Grassy Banks Subway System 4 Jun 2022, 1:05 p.m. 3 Jun 2022, 5:53 p.m.
Robin's-plantain Robin's-plantain - Erigeron philadelphicus dylan M32 Grassy Banks Subway System 4 Jun 2022, 1:05 p.m. 3 Jun 2022, 5:53 p.m.
Robin's-plantain Robin's-plantain - Erigeron philadelphicus dylan M32 Grassy Banks Subway System 4 Jun 2022, 1:05 p.m. 3 Jun 2022, 5:53 p.m.
Robin's-plantain Robin's-plantain - Erigeron philadelphicus dylan M32 Grassy Banks Subway System 4 Jun 2022, 1:05 p.m. 3 Jun 2022, 5:53 p.m.

Species Description

Rare, scattered alien (only 58 records according to NBN) with most records around the Bristol Region.

Stace 4:

Erigeron philadelphicus L. - Robin's-plantain.

Stems erect, hairy, to 75cm; stem-leaves oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, irregularly dentate, hairy; ligules 5-10mm, white to pink; (2n=18). Neophyte-naturalised; on walls and in rough ground; very scattered in Britain North to West Lancashire, mainly South England, Channel Islands; North America.

Key:

  • Stems rarely <20cm, with numerous capitula; ligules white or pale pink or blue; lowland aliens; leaves often serrate
  • Leaves clasping stem; pappus of ray and of disc flowers of long hairs only

Useful Links:

Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora

Wikipedia

NBN