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Erigeron formosissimus (Beautiful fleabane)
Reveal, James L.

Erigeron formosissimus

Erigeron formosissimus Greene

Beautiful Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Erigeron formosissimus var. formosissimus, Erigeron formosissimus var. typicus, Erigeron formosissimus var. viscidus, Erigeron glabellus var. viscidus, Erigeron viscidus

USDA Symbol: ERFO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches 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 , Pink , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Ray corollas rarely pink to white.


USA: AZ , CO , MT , NM , SD , UT , WY
Canada: AB

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

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

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


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

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