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Erigeron poliospermus var. cereus

Erigeron poliospermus A. Gray var. cereus Cronquist

Purple Cushion Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (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



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-02-26
Research By: CBR

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