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Plant Details

Erigeron annuus

Annual Fleabane, Daisy Fleabane, Sweet Scabious

Scientific Name:

Erigeron annuus

Common Name:

Annual Fleabane, Daisy Fleabane, Sweet Scabious

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1 - 3

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July - August - September - October

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, disturbed areas, gardens

Notes:

The stem hairs on this species tend to be spreading, unlike the similar Rough Fleabane/Lesser Daisy-fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), which has hairs that tend to press against the stem ("strigose").

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Topton, NC
Oct 08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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