Erigeron glabellus

smooth fleabane - Erigeron glabellus 07JL22-01

characteristics

A somewhat hairy biennial or short-lived perennial with multiple stems. Each stem has two to four flower heads. Flowers are pale pink or blue — sometimes white — with yellow centres. A fluffy seedhead appears at maturity.
A member of the sunflower family.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
BP W 0.5 0.2 S/PS F-M-C DM - - 6.1-7.8 green-pale grey-yellow white-pink yllw

habitat

Wet meadows, grasslands, and hilltops.

uses

Little dark gem (Schinia villosa), a type of moth, feeds mainly on this plant.

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T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity