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Bruso, George H.
Erigeron pulchellus Michx.
Robin's plantain, Poor Robin's plantain, Rose petty, Robert's plantain, Blue spring-daisy
USDA Symbol: ERPU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Soft stems, 12-18 in. high, rise from rosettes appearing along surface runners. The paddle-shaped, basal leaves are soft and hairy. Lavender-blue to white flowers with yellow centers are borne in several-headed clusters. The flowers somewhat resemble asters but the rays are much slenderer and more numerous.
These plants form colonies.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AL , AR , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: ON
, QC Native Distribution:
ME & Ont. to s.e. MN, s. to GA, MS & e. TX Native Habitat:
Rich, woods; stream banks; fields USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Rich, sandy soils
PropagationDescription: Seeds may be sown outside in late fall or the following spring without any cold treatment. Only a small percentage of the seeds will germinate, so sow thickly. Seeds require light for germination. A more practical method of propagation is division. Se
Seed Collection: Nutlets develop rapidly in the 2-3 weeks following bloom period. Collect seedheads in a paper bag when the nutlets begin to turn brown. Air-dry, clean and seal in a stored, refrigerated container.
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Hinton, WV
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Record Modified: 2010-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff