Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Erigeron strigosus Muhl. ex Willd. image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Erigeron strigosus Muhl. ex Willd.
daisy fleabane, prairie fleabane, rough 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
strigosus: strigose, that is, covered with straight, flat-lying hairs
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 1'-3' tall forb with sparse foliage; stems with short, closely-lying hairs
Flower: head 1/2"-3/4" wide, 50-100 white to pink, up to 1/4" long rays, disks yellow and flat; inflorescence of usually more than 9 heads per cluster; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:basal leaves elliptical; stem leaves narrowly lance-like, usually entire and not clasping
Habitat: fields, woods, roadsides, disturbed sites

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