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Erigeron subtrinervis (Three-nerve fleabane)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Erigeron subtrinervis

Erigeron subtrinervis Rydb. ex Porter & Britton

Three-nerve Fleabane, Hairy Showy Daisy

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ERSU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Hairy Showy Daisy (Erigeron subtrinervis) has spreading hairs over most of the stem and leaves.


From the Image Gallery

23 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall, often much shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: CO , ID , MT , ND , NE , NM , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , 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

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

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


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

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