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(ɪˈrɪdʒərən; -ˈrɪɡ-)
(Plants) any plant of the genus Erigeron, whose flowers resemble asters but have narrower rays: family Asteraceae (composites). See also fleabane1
[C17: via Latin from Greek, from ēri early + gerōn old man; from the white down characteristic of some species]
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(ɪˈrɪdʒ əˌrɒn, -ər ən)

any composite plant of the genus Erigeron, having asterlike flower heads but with narrower and usu. more numerous white or purple rays.
[1595–1605; < Latin ērigeron the plant groundsel < Greek ērigérōn]
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Noun1.erigeron - cosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with flowers that resemble astersErigeron - cosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with flowers that resemble asters; leaves occasionally (especially formerly) used medicinally
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
fleabane - any of several North American plants of the genus Erigeron having daisylike flowers; formerly believed to repel fleas
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CHOOSE TOUGH PLANTS FOR A HOT, DRY SUMMER These include: Ballota acetabulosa (Greek horehound); Catananche caerulea (cupid's dart); Centranthus ruber (red valerian); Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane); Eschscholzia californica (California poppy); Euphorbia myrsinites (broad-leaved glaucous spurge); Gaura lindheimeri (white gaura); Nepeta racemosa (catmint); Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian sage); Salvia sclarea (clary sage); Santolina chamaecyparissus (cotton lavender), and Verbena bonariensis (Argentinian vervain).
Two other dominant early successional annuals, Ambrosia artemisiifolia and Erigeron annuus, had hyphal colonization at or above the mean for herbaceous plants.
INCLUDE THEM IN BORDERS: Pelargoniums aren't just for pots and planters, they also grow beautifully in herbacious borders - combine with Nepeta (Catmint), Erigeron (Mexican fleabane), Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' (Wallflower) or Salvia Caradonna (Balkan Clary) for beeloving visual interest.
Here's a selection for different situations: | Erigeron karvinskianus - this is a great little daisy, also known as Mexican fleabane.
Erigeron karvinskianus, also known as Mexican fleabane Thyme has a delicate perfume Hard landscaping such as patios, terraces and pathways are the building blocks of any garden.
a) Flores de Erigeron pubescens, b) Fruto de Opuntia huajuaspensis, c) Fruto de Argemone platyceras, d) Porcion tierna del tallo de Paspalum sp., e) Granos de Avena sativa, f) Juvenil de Peromyscus maniculatus.
However, none has examined the both effects of interspecific competition on a worst alien invasive plant Erigeron annuus.
Don't forget rock plants such as armeria maritima, aubrieta, dianthus alpinus, phlox subulata, stachys, osteospermum jucundum, erigeron karvinskianus, and iris pumila.
Erigeron "Sea Breeze" (fleabane) is another coastal classic.
MEXICAN fleabane, also known as Erigeron karvinskianus, has an unusual two-tone effect with its masses of small daisies emerging white then turning pink with yellow centres.