Erigeron speciosus

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  • Scientific Name: Erigeron speciosus
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Names: showy daisy, showy fleabane, splendid fleabane
  • Synonyms/Misapplications: Erigeron subtrinervis, Erigeron subtrinervis, Stenactis speciosa
  • Codon: ERISPE
Photo by Rod Gilbert, 2005. Also featured on Main Page.


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Viridiplantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Spermophytina
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteranae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Erigeron L.
Species: Erigeron speciosus (Lindl.) DC
  • Erigeron conspicuus Rydb.
  • Erigeron macranthus Nutt.
  • Erigeron subtrinervis ssp. conspicuus (Rydb.) Cronquist
  • Erigeron speciosus var. macranthus (Nutt.) Cronquist
  • Erigeron speciosus var. speciosus (Lindl.) DC.
  • Erigeron subtrinervis var. conspicuus (Rydb.) Cronquist
  • Erigeron speciosus var. conspicuus (Rydb.) Breitung
  • Erigeron speciosus var. typicus Cronquist



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Seed sample from 2011 Average Measurement: 1.9 x 0.7 x 0.3 Measurement Range: L: 1.6 – 2.25, W: 0.4 – 0.8, D: .2 – 0.4 Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical Longitudinal Cross Section: elliptical Shape: Seed narrowed at dimpled hilum, broadening at pappus end. Additional Structure: Seeds have pappus of white hairs 2 -3 times the length of the seed body, arranged in a circular pattern around apex opposite hilum. Color: Seeds brown, hilum and pappus white. Surface: Hilum smooth, seed body lightly hairy, pappus finely barbed.

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  1. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved from