Erigeron pulchellus Michx.

Erigeron pulchellus plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Erigeron pulchellus stemStem.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Involucre - No info. yet.

Erigeron pulchellus involucreInvolucre.

Ray flowers - No info. yet.

Disk flowers - No info. yet.

Erigeron pulchellus flowers

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Rocky open woods, thickets, stream edges.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout much of Missouri but is apparently absent from the west-central and northwest portions of the state. The plant is probably the easiest of the Erigeron species to ID in Missouri because of its densely hairy stems and its big flower heads. The plant spreads by stolons and often forms little colonies.
The species epithet - "pulchellus" means "pretty."

Photographs taken in Linville, NC., 5-10-03.