Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Erigeron glabellus Nutt. var. pubescens Hook. image
Photographer: Robert Dana           

Robert Dana

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Family Asteraceae
Erigeron glabellus Nutt. var. pubescens Hook.
fleabane, streamside fleabane
Erigeron: from Greek eri, "early," and geron, "old man," thus meaning "old man in the spring," referring to the fluffy, white seed heads and the early flowering and fruiting of many species
glabellus: rather or somewhat glabrous, Latin for "smooth" referring to lack of hairs on leaves and stems
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 4"-20" tall forb with spreading hairs and multiple stems
Flower: head 3/4" - 1 1/3" wide with 125-175 blue to pinkish rays, disks yellow and flat; inflorescence of less than 9 heads per cluster; blooms June-July
Fruit:dry seed on double, fluffy pappus
Leaf:variously shaped, lower leaves oblong to lance-like, upper leaves more linear to lance-like
Habitat: sun; prairies, meadows, lakeshores

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Flora of North America (off site)
Erigeron abruptorum Lunell
Erigeron asper Nutt.
Erigeron asper Nutt. var. pubescens (Hook.) Breitung
Erigeron drummondii Greene
Erigeron anodonta Lunell
Erigeron glabellus Nutt. subsp. pubescens (Hook.) Cronquist
Erigeron oligodontus Lunell
Erigeron oxyodontus Lunell

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