Irish wildflowers

Blue Fleabane, Erigeron acris
Photos: Co. Wexford

Blue Fleabane
Erigeron acris (Erigeron acer)
Lus gorm na ndreancaidí
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering July - September. Annual or biennial. Native.

Flowerheads with pale purple ray-florets and yellow disc-florets. Yellow achenes with long, reddish-white pappus. Stalked leaves in basal rosette soon wither. Clasping, narrow, unstalked stem leaves. Erect reddish stems. Height 8-40cm.

Sandy or gravelly ground, dry pastures, waste ground. Mainly central and SE Ireland, declining.


Blue Fleabane, Erigeron acer       Blue Fleabane, Erigeron acer


Blue Fleabane, Erigeron acer


Blue Fleabane, Erigeron acer
Blue Fleabane. September 2010

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