Asteraceae
Erigeron annuus

Annual Fleabane

Erect, sparsely hairy. Stems with hairs spreading outward. Leaves oval, about 5 in. long, coarsely toothed, smaller on upper stem. Inflorescence branched; multiple leafy stalks with many flower heads. Flower heads have 80–120 rays, each about 1/2 in. long, white or pale blue, not reflexed, surrounding yellow disks. Grows in moist soils worldwide, often as a weed. Native to eastern United States. Similar E. strigosus has stem hairs pressed to the surface and entire leaves.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 3--5 feet
  • Habitat: Disturbed, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP, West Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes