E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Erigeron glabellus Nutt.
Smooth Fleabane (smooth daisy; streamside fleabane)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

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Erigeron glabellus ssp. pubescens

Species Information

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Biennial or perennial herb from fibrous roots; stems erect, usually branched, sparsely to densely hairy with stiff, spreading hairs, 7-70 cm tall.
Basal leaves oblanceolate, entire to irregularly toothed, abruptly sharp-pointed to obtuse or rounded at the tip, tapering gradually to the winged stalk, 1-15 cm long (including the stalk), 2-18 mm wide, hairy like the stems; stem leaves similar to the basal, becoming linear to bractlike upwards.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, solitary to many, usually borne on long, nearly naked stalks, the disks 10-20 mm wide; involucres 5-9 mm tall; involucral bracts subequal or slightly graduated, linear, with long-pointed tips, appressed stiff-hairy, not glandular, often with an evident brown midvein; ray flowers 125-175, blue or pink, rarely white, 8-15 mm long, about 1 mm wide; disk flowers 4.0-5.5 mm long.
Achenes 2-nerved, hairy; pappus double, the inner of bristles, the outer of sometimes sparse scales.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic streamsides, meadows and open forests in the montane zone; frequent in SE BC, rare in NE BC (Peace River); N to AK, YT and NT, E to AB, and S to WI, ND and CO.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Erigeron glabellus

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 810 1847 2285
Slope Gradient (%) 0 31 71
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 140 250
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
2 2 5
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BWBS(1), ESSF(6)

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