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Erigeron poliospermus (Purple cushion fleabane)
Pyle, Lynn

Erigeron poliospermus

Erigeron poliospermus A. Gray

Purple Cushion Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ERPO2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 6 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 , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Ray corollas usually pink to bluish purple, sometimes white. Disc corollas yellow.


Canada: BC

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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


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

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