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Erigeron speciosus

Belgium. Meise.

National Botanic Garden.

 

Erigeron (pronounced /ɨˈrɪdʒərɒn/;[1] syn. Stenactis Cass.) is a genus of about 390 species[2] of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution with the highest species diversity in North America, where 173 species occur.[2]

 

The most widely used common name, fleabane, is shared with related plants in several other genera; another common name is summer starwort. The common name is derived from the belief that the dried plants repelled fleas, whilst the name erigeron is derived from the Greek (eri = early; geron = old man), a reference to the appearance of the white hairs of the fruit soon after flowering. From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erigeron

 

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