Erigeron pulchellus Michx. 

Robin’s Plantain

Names and Myths

Erigeron Erigeron Early old man (Because the flowers in spring turn gray like hair)

Pulchellus handsome

Natural history / Folklore

Used as a cure for snakebite in the Bethlehem PA. area in the 1750's, grown in gardens so it would be available at night if needed.2


Flower heads 1 - 1.5 inches wide, 100 - 150 rays whitish to lilac, fields and open woods. Spring to early summer.

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