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Erigeron acris ssp. kamtschaticus

Erigeron acris L. ssp. kamtschaticus (DC.) H. Hara

Bitter Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Erigeron acris var. kamtschaticus, Erigeron kamtschaticus, Trimorpha acris var. kamtschatica


USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White ray flowers and yellow disc flowers.


Canada: NB
Native Habitat: Sandy banks, moist clearings, thickets.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

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

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Erigeron acris ssp. kamtschaticus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erigeron acris ssp. kamtschaticus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erigeron acris ssp. kamtschaticus


Record Modified: 2023-01-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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