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Erigeron acris ssp. politus (Bitter fleabane)
Weyand, Phyllis

Erigeron acris ssp. politus

Erigeron acris L. ssp. politus (Fr.) Schinz & R. Keller

Bitter Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Erigeron acris var. asteroides, Erigeron droebachensis, Erigeron elongatus, Erigeron politus, Trimorpha acris var. asteroides, Trimorpha elongata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet 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


USA: AK , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , SD , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NT , NU , ON , QC , SK , YT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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