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Erigeron quercifolius (Oakleaf fleabane)
Smith, R.W.

Erigeron quercifolius

Erigeron quercifolius Lam.

Oakleaf Fleabane, Southern Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ERQU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Southern Fleabane is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae) which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. Flower-like heads: tiny, radially symmetrical central flowers form the disk; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one had may be disk flowers or rays.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , VA

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

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACW
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-03-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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