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Erigeron caespitosus (Tufted fleabane)
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Erigeron caespitosus

Erigeron caespitosus Nutt.

Tufted Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Erigeron caespitosus var. laccoliticus

USDA Symbol: ERCA2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall, often shorter.
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 , Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , AZ , CO , ID , MT , ND , NE , NM , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , SK , YT

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Dry

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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Erigeron caespitosus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erigeron caespitosus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erigeron caespitosus


Record Modified: 2022-12-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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