Erigeron strigosus var. septentrionalis Muhl. ex Willd.
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


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Distribution of Erigeron strigosus var. septentrionalis
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Species Information

Annual or rarely biennial herb from a fibrous root; stems erect, branched, finely-appressed straight-hairy, to moderately stiff long-hairy, sometimes almost glabrous, 30-70 cm tall.
Basal leaves mostly oblanceolate or elliptic, tapering to the stalks, entire or toothed, 2-15 cm long, 3-25 mm wide, often deciduous, hairy like the stems; stem leaves similar, becoming reduced upwards.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, several to numerous in an open inflorescence, the disk 5-12 mm wide; involucres 2-5 mm tall; involucral bracts finely and obscurely glandular and more or less hairy, subequal, abruptly sharp-pointed or with long-pointed tips, with brown midveins and light greenish or yellowish margins; ray flowers 50-100, white, sometimes pink or bluish, 2-6 mm long, 0.4-1.0 mm wide; disk flowers 1.5-2.6 mm long.
Achenes 2-nerved, hairy; pappus double, the inner of 10-15 fragile bristles, these lacking from the ray flowers, the outer of short bristles or scales.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat and Range

Mesic to dry roadsides and disturbed areas in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; frequent in S BC, rare northward to Prince George; E to NF and S to FL and TX, native status uncertain.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia