The dainty, daisy-form flowers of robin’s plantain (Erigeron pulchellus) are a cheery sight in mid- to late spring. Usually white or tinted faintly with purple or pink, they bloom atop 12- to 18-inch-tall stems over clumps of hairy, rich green leaves that spread into dense carpets. It can be a little too aggressive in a typical border, I think, but it’s right at home in a meadow or a naturalistic planting. My neighbor has a huge patch of it that serves as a lawn substitute in a spot that gets only morning sun: It looks glorious in flower and then is simply a low green groundcover for the rest of the year after he mows off the finished flower stems. Native to much of the eastern half of North America; these seeds are from wild plants growing in my meadow in Bucks County, PA. Usually best in light shade. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.
Harvested in June 2021. At least 20 seeds.
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