Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botancial Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Robert R. Kowal
Family Asteraceae
Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.
annual fleabane, eastern daisy 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
annuus: Latin for "yearly" usually referring to a plant which lives only one season
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 2'-4' tall forb with dense foliage; stems with long spreading hairs
Flower: head 1/2" - 3/4" wide with 80-125 white to pinkish rays up to 1/3" long, disks yellow and flat; inflorescence of several to many heads; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:basal leaves elliptical and coarsely toothed, stem leaves widely lance-like, usually sharply toothed, and not clasping
Habitat: disturbed areas

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Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers. f. discoideus Vict. & J.Rousseau
Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers. var. discoideus (Vict. & J.Rousseau) Cronquist

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