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Canadian Fleabane.

Observed: 1st December 2012 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plants
Canadian Fleabane.
Closeup of flower.
Description:

Under a cultivated hedgerow. Perhaps a degenerated garden escape?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Canadian Fleabane (Conyza canadensis) interacts

Comments

lavateraguy's picture

ID

Perhaps a depauperate Conyza canadensis.

Mark at Magdalen's picture

Looks rather like Erigeron

Looks rather like Erigeron acris but the leaves are wrong.

Rachy Ramone's picture

Ooh, ooh, another new word...

*waves at Stewart* depauperate, huh? "Stunted, under-developed."

Oh, you really know how to wound!

It is a bit spindly, but this is mid December, and it's been pretty darned cold lately.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

moremoth's picture

Spindly

It's probably etiolated because it's growing under a hedgerow, in a darkish spot. Sometimes cars park there, blocking off even more light. (Etiolated, depauperate, both nice words!)

Bill Welch

Rachy Ramone's picture

More nice words!

Etiolated is indeed a nice word, but I knew that one at school.... depauperate is much more "grown up".

And it has overtones of being a pauper: starved, skinny, depressed... all very appropriate.

This is one of the things I love most about iSpot, you get input from some very, very knowledgeable people, who are kind enough to share what must have taken years to accumulate.

And, Moremoth, forgot to say, what lovely clear photos!

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

moremoth's picture

Photos

Thanks - I know that good photos give me the best chance of someone knowing what they are photos of!
Bill

Bill Welch

Rachy Ramone's picture

*laughs*

Yes indeed: and your close-up of the flower is beautifully clear.

It often helps to have a close-up of the underside of a flower as well, so that the sepals can be observed: there are often ID pointers there.

Actually your second picture is good enough to be put on the wall!

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY