Erigeron acris

 

Erigeron acris

 

Ssp acris: Mavi şifaotu; Ssp pycnotrichus: Yünlü şifaotu
 
 
Sin: Erigeron acer
Perennial herb. Stems up to 45 cm, sparsely'to moderately hirsute-pubescent, branched above and bearing several to many capitula. Leaves glabrescent or hirsute-pubescent on both surfaces; basal ones oblanceolate or spathulate, up to c. 12 x 1,5 cm, apex acute or obtuse, base attentuate to subpetiolate, margin usually entire; cauline leaves oblanceolate or elliptic. Involucre 1-1,5 cm broad; phyllaries 2-3-seriate, linear-lanceolate, 3-8 mm long, usually shorter than disc, glandular and/or hirsute-pubescent. Ray flowers numerous ; ligules erect, 3-5 x 0,2-0,3 mm, purplish-pink or white. Eligulate female flowers 2,5-3,5 mm. Disc flowers c. 4-5,5 mm. Achenes oblanceolate, 2-2,5 x 0,35 mm, sparsely pubescent. Fl. 6-8. Fields and slopes nr streams, 1250-2600 m.
1. Ligules as long as or slightly longer than disc flowers ....................................subsp. acer
1. Ligules 3-4 mm longer than disc flowers .......................................................subsp. pycnotrichus
Distribution of species: widespread throughout Europe and temperate Asia. Euro-Sib. element.