Bilbao Fleabane - Erigeron floribundus

Alternative names
Conyza floribunda
Description

Similar to Canadian Fleabane but phyllaries blunter or more strap shaped, capitulum more broadly flask shaped.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

The County Recorder may need a specimen or very good close up photographs of the plant and individual flowers in order to confirm this species.

Habitat

Cultivated and waste places, walls and even in built up areas.

When to see it

Flowering July to September.

Life History

Annual.

UK Status

Widespread, and probably under recorded in Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland but probably under recorded and may be increasing. First VC55 record came from Evington in 2004.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map