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Erigeron ursinus (Bear river fleabane)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Erigeron ursinus

Erigeron ursinus D.C. Eaton

Bear River Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ERUR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Rays pink to bluish purple.


USA: AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , UT , WY

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


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

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