A widely distributed herbaceous plant of the daisy family, which is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental.
- ‘Mine flowered a little later this year but is still going strong, having outlived the penstemon and erigeron it is planted with.’
- ‘Erigeron Spindrift makes growing ordinary karvinskianus pointless!’
- ‘The steam-distilled fraction of the aerial parts of Erigeron speciosus was tested for activity against strawberry plant pathogenic fungi.’
Early 17th century: modern Latin, from Latin, groundsel (the original sense in English), from Greek ērigerōn, from ēri early + gerōn old man (because the plant flowers early in the year, and some species bear gray down).
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