Erigeron breviscapus is a medicinal plant with great potential in Compositae. Scutellarin, a major active component of flavonoids abundant in its leaves, is widely used as a prescription drug in treating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

Scientific classitication

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Erigeron

Common Name

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He, S., Dong, X., Zhang, G., Fan, W., Duan, S., Shi, H., Li, D., Li, R., Chen, G., Long, G., Zhao, Y., Chen, M., Yan, M., Yang, J., Lu, Y., Zhou, Y., Chen, W., Dong, Y., & Yang, S. (2020). High quality genome of Erigeron breviscapus provides a reference for herbal plants in Asteraceae. Molecular ecology resources, 10.1111/1755-0998.13257.