May. 21, 2019

slenderleaf fleabane, Erigeron tenuis

Today was going to be oakleaf fleabane. But it's always good to do one last check. What do you know? Oakleaf only has white rays. This has blue, and lobed leaves. It has to be slenderleaf, even if Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida says it's rare and has only been found in Okaloosa. We will do oakleaf another day. Slenderleaf grows in open woods or open areas in AL, FL, KS, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, and TX. Putnam Co FL, 1/28/13.