Common Fleabane, Erigeron strigosus

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.

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