COMMON FLEABANE

Pulicaria dysenterica

Daisy Family [Asteraceae]  

Flowers:
month8jul month8july month8Aug month8sep month8sept

Pappus: pappusZpossible (short)
pappus8sep pappus8sept pappus8oct

status
statusZnative
flower
flower8yellow
inner
inner8orange
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZmany
stem
stem8round

5th Aug 2008, drift line of Ainsdale Shores, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
Up to 3 feet high, a showy flowerer.


15th Aug 2006, Worlds End, Ruabon Mountain, North Wales. Photo: © RWD
Flowers large, between 15 to 30mm across. Leaves glaucous green.


25th Aug 2006, Glasson Dock Branch, Lancaster Canal. Photo: © RWD
Leaves lanceolate, all up the stem, the upper ones wrinkled.


22nd Aug 2007, Conway, North Wales. Photo: © RWD
A single brown stem mostly covered in white hairs branches only at the very top into flowering stems, a single flower atop each stem.


2nd Aug 2005, Rufford Branch, Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Photo: © RWD
Flowers very distinctive, with many shortish yellow ray florets and a large centre domed set of deeper yellow disc florets.


5th Aug 2008, drift line of Ainsdale Shores, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
Large showy flowers. the partially opened ones have the ray florets pointing upwards rather than outwards.


2nd Aug 2005, Rufford Branch, Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Photo: © RWD
The large area of disc florets is a distinguishing feature.


5th Aug 2008, drift line of Ainsdale Shores, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
Disc florets opening; only very few central ones left to open.


26th June 2011, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Wigan Locks. Photo: © RWD
A young plant, short and white hairy. Flowers just appearing at top. Note fringe of sepals around each flower.


26th June 2011, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Wigan Locks. Photo: © RWD
The fringe around each emergent flower. All parts white hairy.


26th June 2011, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Wigan Locks. Photo: © RWD
Short stems with fleshy glaucous leaves, irregularly and bluntly toothed, and wrinkly.


26th June 2011, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Wigan Locks. Photo: © RWD
A thick mass of long white hairs where leaf meets stem.


Some similarities to : Irish Fleabane but Irish Fleabane is found only in Ireland on the shores of Loch Derg, and is now very rare.

The wrinkled glaucous green leaves together with the large yellow flowers which have shortish yellow ray florets with a larger golden yellow inner area of disc florets are the distinguishing features.

Compare with Corn Marigold (which has fewer wider ray florets) and Elecampane which has narrower ray florets and much larger flowers. The leaves also differ.


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Pulicaria
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COMMON FLEABANE

Pulicaria dysenterica

Daisy Family [Asteraceae]  

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