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Erigeron philadelphicus var. provancheri

Erigeron philadelphicus L. var. provancheri (Vict. & J. Rousseau) B. Boivin

Provancher's Fleabane, Philadelphia Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Erigeron philadelphicus ssp. provancheri, Erigeron provancheri


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

While the range of Erigeron philadelphicus encompasses nearly the whole of North America north of Mexico except the northern tundra and parts of the desert Southwest, variety provancheri is found only in exacting environments in Ontario, Quebec, Vermont, and New York. Canada lists it as a species of special concern under SARA (Species at Risk Act). In Quebec, it is found only near the shore of the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 8 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 , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Canada: ON , QC
Native Distribution: Ontario, Quebec, Vermont, and New York
Native Habitat: Riparian, specifically rocky crevices along rivers and streams where it can receive splashed water

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

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 philadelphicus var. provancheri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erigeron philadelphicus var. provancheri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erigeron philadelphicus var. provancheri


Record Modified: 2023-03-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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