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Erigeron philadelphicus Linnaeus var. philadelphicus . Philadelphia-daisy. Phen: Apr-Aug. Hab: Roadsides, meadows, disturbed areas. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to BC, south to n. FL, TX, NM, CA, and (?) Mexico.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Var. scaturicola Fernald, of bluffs along the James River in VA, seems to be merely an extreme form. Other varieties [var. glaber Henry and var. provancheri (Marie-Victorin & Rousseau) B. Boivin] may have more merit.

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA20, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, Va; < Erigeron philadelphicus L. – C, F, Fl7, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, Mi, NcTx, Oh3, RAB, S, SE1, Tn, W, WH3, WV; ~ Erigeron philadelphicus L. var. glaber Henry; > Erigeron philadelphicus L. var. philadelphicus – F; ~ Erigeron philadelphicus L. var. provancheri (Vict. & Rousseau) Boivin; > Erigeron philadelphicus L. var. scaturicola Fernald – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (name change)
  • Great Plains: FAC (name change)
  • Midwest: FACW (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (name change)

Heliophily ?: 7

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