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Plant Details

Erigeron annuus

Annual Fleabane, Daisy Fleabane, Sweet Scabious

Scientific Name:

Erigeron annuus

Genus:

Erigeron

Species Epithet:

annuus

Common Name:

Annual Fleabane, Daisy Fleabane, Sweet Scabious

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, disturbed areas, gardens; common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

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

image

Martha Baskin
Topton, NC
Oct 08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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