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Erigeron strigosus var. septentrionalis

Erigeron strigosus Muhl. ex Willd. var. septentrionalis (Fernald & Wiegand) Fernald

Prairie Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Erigeron strigosus ssp. septentrionalis


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 28 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
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Rays usually white, sometimes pinkish or bluish. Discs yellow.


USA: AR , CA , CT , IA , ID , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , NH , NY , OK , OR , TN , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: MB , NB , NL , NS , PE , QC , SK

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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