A slender-stemmed herb 1 to 3 feet high, softly pubescent, perennial by stolons and offsets. Stem and midrib on the under surfaces of the leaves densely downy-pubescent. Basal and lower stem leaves spatulate or obovate, dentate, 1 to 3 inches long, blunt at the apex, narrowed at the base into short petioles; upper stem leaves cordate-clasping and smaller. Heads of flowers one-half to 1 inch broad, in a corymbose panicle, borne on slender peduncles thickened at the summit. Each head with one hundred to one hundred and fifty ray flowers, one-sixth to one-third of an inch long, fringelike, light rose-purple to pinkish in color, surrounding a yellow center of disk flowers. Involucres of the heads depressed-hemispheric, composed of narrow, linear bracts, pubescent and with dry, membranaceous margins. Buds drooping, but flowers borne erect.

In fields and woods, Labrador to British Columbia, Florida and California. Flowering from May to August.

The Poor-Robin's-plantain (Erigeron pu1chellus) resembles this species but is not as tall and has smaller heads with shorter ray flowers.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

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B. Philadelphia Fleabane; Skevish; Daisy Fleabane   Erigeron philadelphicus

B. Philadelphia Fleabane; Skevish; Daisy Fleabane - Erigeron philadelphicus