Erigeron acris syn. E. acer. Blue fleabane.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Therophyte/hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous annual, biennial or monocarpic perennial. Little/no vegetative spread. 

Flowering period: 

July and August.

Habitats: 

Coastal sand dunes. Open, infertile, well-drained, neural to calcareous soils. Sand pits. Spoil, waste heaps from quarries, railway ballast, industrial waste and cylinders, rock outcrops of limestone or chalk.  

Threats:

Primary threat is lack of suitable grazing to keep sward short and areas of bare, sandy turf which are needed for seed germination and seedling survival. As a result, plants are easily shaded out by tall herb and scrub communities.

Static distribution map:
Erigeron acris syn. E. acer
Erigeron acris syn. E. acer
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage