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Erigeron glabratus Bluff & Fingerh.

Variable Fleabane




Group: Spermatophytina (Spermatophytes)
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family)
Genus: Erigeron (Fleabane)


Erigeron glabratus
Erigeron alpinus subsp. glabratus
Erigeron alpinus subsp. polymorphus
Erigeron polymorphus subsp. graecus
Erigeron polymorphus subsp. montenegrinus
Erigeron polymorphus subsp. occidentalis
Erigeron uniflorus subsp. glabratus

Related species

Erigeron acris L. - Blue Fleabane
Erigeron alpinus L.
Erigeron neglectus A. Kern. - Neglected Fleabane
Erigeron schleicheri Gremli - Rock Fleabane
Erigeron atticus Vill. - Greek Fleabane
Erigeron glabratus Bluff & Fingerh. - Variable Fleabane
Erigeron uniflorus L. - Arctic Alpine Fleabane
Erigeron philadelphicus L. - Robin's-Plantain
Erigeron annuus (L.) Desf. - Tall Fleabane
Erigeron canadensis L. - Canadian Fleabane
Erigeron sumatrensis Retz. - Guernsey Fleabane


    Maximal 30 cm tall, without latex. inflorescence: capitula (with involucres), in a raceme-like to panicle-like whole-inflorescence. capitula: maximal 6 per stem, with tubular and ray-flowers, without narrow filiform ♀‑flowers between the tubular- and ray-flowers, Ø 1...

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Distribution in Europe

Erigeron glabratus


The colours represent the floristic status of the species in the respective region. Green indicates native occurrences, light green naturalized occurrences. Adventive occurrences are represented by light yellow shades and plants that are cultivated (but rarely occur in the wild) are dark yellow. Grey colours are used, if the floristic status of species is unknown or uncertain.

Distribution in Germany

Erigeron glabratus


Natural, established occurences
Artificial occurences

The color intensity reflects the species' abundance

Data: Floristische Kartierung Deutschlands (Stand 2013), Bundesamt für Naturschutz (


Erigeron glabratus

Erigeron glabratus


  • native


  • extensively used or natural grassland, dwarf shrub heaths, screes, rocky habitats

  • in nutrient-poor, alkaline habitats

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