Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
MT Gov Logo
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Daisy Fleabane - Erigeron strigosus

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

External Links

General Description
Fibrous-rooted annual or biennial. Stems erect, 20–70 cm, branched above and sometimes at the base. Herbage strigose. Leaves basal and cauline; blades ovate to oblanceolate, 3–15 cm long, entire or obscurely dentate; basal usually withered at flowering; cauline becoming linear. Heads 5 to 50, radiate. Involucres hemispheric, 3–5 mm high; phyllaries in 2 or 3 series, minutely glandular, sparsely strigose. Rays 80 to 125, white; ligules 3–8 mm long. Disk corollas 2–3 mm long. Achenes ca. 1 mm long; pappus absent on ray achenes (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety strigosus.

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
Throughout temperate North America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 33

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Disturbed areas of grasslands, meadows, streambanks, forest openings, roadsides; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
    Do you know of a citation we're missing?
    • Cope, M.G. 1992. Distribution, habitat selection and survival of transplanted Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) in the Tobacco Valley, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 60 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Web Search Engines for Articles on "Daisy Fleabane"
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Daisy Fleabane — Erigeron strigosus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from