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Common Name: Annual Fleabane
Erigeron annuus is an annual to perennial plant that can grow up to 100cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. The leaves are often sold in local food markets in Korea[
The plant has spread widely from its native range in N. America and it is found as an adventive weed inmany parts of the temperate zone.
Eastern N. America - Newfoundland to Florida, Manitoba and Texas. Naturalized in C. Europe.
Fields and waste places[
]. Prairies and open ground in various soil types in Texas[
|Pollinators||Lepidoptera, Bees, Apomictic
Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[
A polymorphic species[
A self-fertile plant, producing seed apomictically[
Very few members of this genus will hybridise with other members of the genus[
Young plant - boiled[
Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed usually germinates within four weeks.