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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Erigeron pulchellus (Robin’s Plantain)
Native* to rocky or open woods, stream banks, and fields and favoring dappled sun, this Aster family member delights with charming composite flowers for three weeks from late March to May. It can naturalize to create colonies where its basal rosettes form a dense, year-round carpet in naturalistic gardens, flower borders, or rock gardens.
*It is native to DC and to some MD and PA counties. In DE, it is common in the Piedmont but absent in the Coastal Plain. In VA, it is frequent in the mountains and Piedmont; infrequent in the Coastal Plain. In NoVA, it is not reported in Loudoun County.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets