Erigeron karvinskianus DC.

Seaside Daisy

Prodr. 5: 285 (1836) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Sprawling, rhizomatous, branched herb to c. 40 cm high. Leaves sparsely appressed-pubescent, the lower ones ovate to obovate in outline, usually 3–7-lobed to about midway, 30–60 mm long, 15–30 mm wide, grading to simple, narrow-elliptic or linear bracts of the peduncles. Capitula c. hemispherical; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, sparsely appressed-pubescent along the midrib; ray florets 2-seriate, with white to crimson ligules 3–5 mm long, widely spreading from summit of involucre. Cypselas flattened, oblong, c. 1 mm long, sparsely pubescent; pappus bristles mostly c. 2 mm long, interspersed with much shorter bristles. Flowers mostly Sep.–Dec.

*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *OtR, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Native to Central America (Mexico to Panama). A commonly grown herb, particularly in rockeries and cottage gardens, occasionally escaping in cooler districts (e.g. Lorne, Kinglake, Gembrook, Mirboo areas).

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Erigeron. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Erigeron
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Erigeron karvinskianus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Erigeron karvinskianus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present introduced
Otway Ranges present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory