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Erigeron tenuis (Slenderleaf fleabane)
Cliffe, Harry

Erigeron tenuis

Erigeron tenuis Torr. & A. Gray

Slenderleaf Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ERTE7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches 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: White , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Rays blue to pale lavender to white.


USA: AL , AR , FL , KS , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

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


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

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