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A small flower that thrives in bare patches where there is competition often alongside stony paths in on the heaths and woodlands.


Blue Fleabane: blowing in the wind

Post date: Thursday, 28 April, 2016 - 00:00

Blue fleabane (Erigeron acris) is a rather insignificant flower, the heads are quite small and do not attract your attention like many of the daisy family do. That said, it carries all the hallmarks of the daisy family, just smaller!

The flowers have a central 'core' surrounded by a ring of narrow petals which then go on to produce small thistle-like seed heads and that spread quickly in the wind. Indeed, where you do find them you will usually find a small colony together. In my experience they like bare patches where there is little competition and they are often found alongside stony paths in on the heaths and woodlands of the Poole basin.


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Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Blue Fleabane
Scientific Name Erigeron acris
Family Daisy family - Compositae
Status Restricted
Interest Level
Species Family Daisy Family - Compositae
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Small daisy flower that does not seem to fully open
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

This species is often found in these habitats:

Habitat(s) Relationship
BF: Fringes - roadsides, bare ground & wasteland Associated