Plants of fields, roadsides, open
disturbed areas; lawns and gardens. Flowers June to
or taprooted. Hairs of the mid-stem are spreading.
(Hairs higher on stem may be appressed.)
Typical height is from 2 to 4+ feet.
Inflorescences are usually
flat- to rounded-topped, often with many ascending
Flower heads are radiate.
Ray florets are
fertile. Disc florets are yellow,
bisexual and fertile. Involucres are
bracts are approximately equal in length, the surfaces beset with
long, spreading, flattened hairs.
are usually deciduous by flowering. Stem leaves are lanceolate,
or ovate; the lower
and mid-stem leaves are often coarsely toothed;
10-35+ mm wide.
Similar species: Erigeron
strigosus and E. philadelphicus.