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Erigeron quercifolius Lam.
Oakleaf Fleabane, Southern Fleabane, Oak-leaf Fleabane
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
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 disc; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one head may be disc flowers or rays.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Blue
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , VA
Value to Beneficial InsectsSupports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Erigeron quercifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erigeron quercifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erigeron quercifolius
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-02
Research By: TWC Staff