Thursday, August 25, 2005

Fleabane Aster (Erigeron coulteri Porter) COLOR PHOTO

Fleabane Aster (Erigeron coulteri Porter) FREE COLOR PHOTO: Fleabane Aster (Erigeron coulteri Porter), large mountain fleabane, Symbol: ERCO6, Group: Dicot, Family: Asteraceae, Growth Habit:, Forb/herb, Duration: Perennial, U.S. Nativity: Native. View 440 genera in Asteraceae, 171 species in ErigeronThis species looks somewhat like a daisy as we see in our example. Color may vary from white to pinkish with a yellow center.

The ray like pedals may number between 50 and 100 and blooms from April to June some may run as late as July. Stems and leaves are "hairy". Oval or pointed leaves may be up to 6" long and 2" wide. The plant may reach 6 to 36 inches tall. When Fleabane is burned it is reputed to produces oily smoke that repels insects like fleas. Tannins in Fleabane are used to treat cuts and wounds from infection and promote healing, also used to soothe sore throats. Fleabane is so called for the use of it's dried flowers to repel the pests. ranges over the western states from the Canadian border to Mexico at elevations under 5,000 feet.

Title: Fleabane Aster, Alternative Title: (none), Creator: Stolz, Gary M., Source: WO8246-001, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: botany, plant, flowering plants, New Mexico.

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Fleabane Aster (Erigeron coulteri Porter) FREE COLOR PHOTO

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USDA, NRCS. 2005. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Kingdom Plantae – Plants, Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants, Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants, Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants, Class Magnoliopsida -Dicotyledons, Subclass Asteridae –, Order Asterales –, Family Asteraceae – Aster family, Genus Erigeron L. – fleabane, Species Erigeron coulteri Porter – large mountain fleabane.

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