Taxon: Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.

Genus: Erigeron
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 104210
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 2(2):431. 1807, as "annuum"
Name Verified on: 11-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • annual fleabane  (Source: Names Beetle) - English
  • daisy fleabane  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • eastern daisy fleabane  (Source: F Florida) - English
  • sweet-scabious  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • tall fleabane  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • whitetop  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • einjähriger Feinstrahl  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • sommarbinka  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; F Missouri)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Intermt F; L Edible Pl)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Georgia; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Korea
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, - Oregon, - Washington
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Nicaragua; Panama

  • Adventive:

  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Lithuania
    • Northern Europe: Norway


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