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Erigeron annuus (Daisy fleabane)
Bruso, George H.

Erigeron annuus

Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.

Daisy Fleabane, Eastern daisy fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Erigeron annuus var. discoideus, Stenactis annua

USDA Symbol: eran

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (I)

An erect stem covered with spreading hairs bears flower heads with 40 or more tightly packed white to pale pink ray flowers surrounding the central yellow disk flowers.

The descriptive common name originated from a belief that dried flowers could rid a dwelling of fleas. (Niering)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AR , CA , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: AB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Distribution: Throughout East, except far north; also in much of West.
Native Habitat: Fields, roadsides, and waste places.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Erigeron annuus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erigeron annuus in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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