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Erigeron acris L. ssp. debilis (A. Gray) Piper
bitter fleabane

General Information
Symbol: ERACD2
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: AK   N
L48   N
Other Common Names: bitter daisy
blue fleabane
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
ERAC9 Erigeron acris auct. non L. p.p. bitter daisy
blue fleabane
ERACD6 Erigeron acris L. var. debilis A. Gray
ERAND2 Erigeron angulosus Gaudin ssp. debilis (A. Gray) Piper
ERDE12 Erigeron debilis (A. Gray) Rydb.
ERJU Erigeron jucundus Greene
ERNI6 Erigeron nivalis Nutt.
TRACD Trimorpha acris (L.) Gray var. debilis (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
TRAC3 Trimorpha acris auct. non (L.) Gray p.p.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Erigeron L. – fleabane
Species Erigeron acris L. – bitter fleabane
Subspecies Erigeron acris L. ssp. debilis (A. Gray) Piper – bitter fleabane

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Trimorpha acris
bitter fleabane
Possibly Extirpated

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


ERNI6  Erigeron nivalis Nutt.

North America
Alaska FACU
Arid West FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover