Erigeron caespitosus

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Erigeron caespitosus


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Astereae
Subtribus: Conyzinae
Genus: Erigeron
Sectio: E. sect. Pseuderigeron
Species: Erigeron caespitosus


Erigeron caespitosus Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 307 (1840).


  • Heterotypic
    • Diplopappus canescens Hook. in Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 21 (1834)
    • Diplopappus grandiflorus Hook. in Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 21 (1834)
    • Erigeron caespitosus var. grandiflorus (Hook.) Torr. & A.Gray in Fl. N. Amer. 2: 179 (1841)
    • Erigeron caespitosus var. laccoliticus M.E.Jones in Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 2, 5: 696 (1895)
    • Erigeron canescens (Hook.) Torr. & A.Gray in Fl. N. Amer. 2: 179 (1841), nom. illeg.
    • Erigeron subcanescens Rydb. in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 24: 294 (1897)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon), Alaska, USA (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Nuttall, T. 1840. Descriptions of new species and genera of plants in the natural order of the Compositae, collected in a tour across the continent to the Pacific, a residence in Oregon, and a visit to the Sandwich Islands and upper California, during the years 1834 and 1835. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, n.s.[new series][ser. 2], 7: 283–453. BHL Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: tufted fleabane
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