Erigeron bellioides
[Bellorita]
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Close-up views:

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I first spotted this plant at an open-air carpark near my place in January 2016. This plant was not reported in Singapore then. It was later identified in February 2017 from a wildflower pictorial guide book from Taiwan (都會野花野草圖鑑) published in 2011 (page 79). It was naturalised in Taiwan before 2009 [1]. Now, it is naturalised here [2]. Someone had even asked about its identity in a Straits Time article in January 2019.

Reference:

[1] Jung MJ, Hsu TC, Chung SW, Peng CI. Three newly naturalized Asteraceae plants in Taiwan. Taiwania 2009;54(1):76-81. | Read article |

[2] Chen LMJ, Ho BC, Choo LM, Koh SL. Additions to the Flora of Singapore, new and overlooked records of naturalised plant species (1). Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 2018;70(1):91-101. | Read article |


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