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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Erigeron karvinskianus

Citation: DC., Prod. 5:285 (1836).

Synonymy: E. mucronatus DC., Prod. 5:285 (1836).

Common name: None

Description:
Sparsely pubescent perennial herb 15-40 cm high; stems much-branched, procumbent to ascending, woody at the base; basal rosette absent at flowering; lower leaves elliptic to curieate, usually 3-toothed, shortly petiolate, 1-3.5 cm long, 3-12 mm wide, often tufted on short lateral shoots; upper leaves narrow-elliptic, entire, sessile, to 2 cm long.

Peduncles 2-7 cm long, filiform, with 1-3 minute leaves; capitula solitary, c. 1.5 cm diam.; receptacle 2-3 mm diam.; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, 2-4 mm long, pubescent; ligules 3-5 mm long, white, purplish below, turning pink with age.

Achenes oblong, c. 1 mm long, brown; pappus bristles numerous, 2-seriate, c. 1.5 mm long.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NL, SL, SE.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.   Native to Mexico.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Oct. — Feb.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Uses: Widely cultivated as an ornamental, becoming naturalised in and near gardens.

Author: Not yet available


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