Jan. 21, 2022

oakleaf fleabane, Erigeron quercifolius

When traveling southeast, I see lots of these weedy common fleabanes, Erigeron philadelphicus. No, wait! They have lobed leaves (at least at the base) Turns out thse are oakleaved, but in habit and habitat they can very much resemble the more widespread common fleabane. They grow in FL, GA, NC, SC, and VA. USDA says they're also in AL, AR, LA, MS, and TN, but FNA says those are misidentified specimens. Polk Co FL, 3/16/16. Aster family, Asteraceae.