Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Erigeron karvinskianus
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Asteraceae -- The Sunflower Family Bibliography
      Erigeron karvinskianus

Common name(s): fleabane, diasy fleabane
General Information
DistributionNative to the Neotropics from Mexico to Venezuela, Chile, and the Antilles.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Sprawling perennial herbs usually forming dense clumps; stems numerous, decumbent to weakly erect, slender, usually 1-3 dm long, branched, glabrate to sparsely pubescent.
Leaves linear to elliptic, entire to dentate or shallowly lobed, the lower ones often oblanceolate and 3-lobed, 1-4 cm long, 0.1-1 cm wide.
Heads solitary, 4-9 mm in diameter; involucral bracts in 3 series, linear, 3-6 mm long; ray florets 75-100 or more per head, rays white, becoming pink with age, 9-10 mm long; disk florets numerous, corollas yellow.
Achenes pale brown, ca. 1 mm long.
2n = 10, 18, 27, 32, 34, 36, ca. 54