This flower was found at Antrim Park along a walking trail.
It is on page 382 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.
Common name Common Fleabane. Scientific name: Erigeron strigosus
Corolla: has anywhere from 75 to 80 separate petals.
Calyx: it has around 17 fused sepals.
Adroecium: it has 5 separate stamen.
Gynoecium type: unicarpellate with one carpel.
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.)
Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous
Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular)
Additional distinctive features: The stem and leaves seem to have little cilia-like structures on the stems of the plant that extend to the leaves.