Species: Mexican Fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus)

Family: Asters (ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Asters (ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE)

This is one of the largest worldwide flowering plant families and is well represented in the UK. The name Compositae refers to the clustering of the flowers (called florets) into compact heads, so that an entire cluster represents a single 'flower'. They also have one-seeded fruits called achenes.

C. Mexican Fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus)

This plant has been introduced into the cemetery. Whether it is the bane of fleas like our native fleabane is not recorded. The daisy-like flowers are pink (turning white) with yellow centres, and flower from July.

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Mexican Fleabane

The daisy-like flowers of Mexican Fleabane are pink (turning white) with yellow centres, and flower from July.

Mexican Fleabane

Whether Mexican Fleabane is the bane of fleas like our native Fleabane is not recorded.