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NC Native Plant Society:
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Erigeron strigosus var. strigosus

Common Rough Fleabane, Lesser Daisy Fleabane, Slender Daisy-fleabane

Scientific Name:

Erigeron strigosus var. strigosus

Genus:

Erigeron

Species Epithet:

strigosus var. strigosus

Common Name:

Common Rough Fleabane, Lesser Daisy Fleabane, Slender Daisy-fleabane

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, disturbed areas; open woodlands. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

1/2" to 3/4" flower heads, with 50 to 100 white to pinkish rays and yellow disks; stem leaves not clasping and stem hairs lie close to the stem

Forsyth Co., NC

The Scientific Name is Erigeron strigosus var. strigosus. You will likely hear them called Common Rough Fleabane, Lesser Daisy Fleabane, Slender Daisy-fleabane. This picture shows the 1/2

Lisa Lofland Gould

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/erigeron/strigosus/



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