|Scientific Name||Erigeron divergens||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERDI4|
|Common Name||Speading Fleabane, Speading Daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35852|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (4000 to 8500 ft.); dryer meadows, slopes, open woodlands.
Plant: Erect annual, biennial or short-lived perennial often branching from base, 4 to 28 inches tall; leafy, hairy stems.
Leaves: Hairy alternate stem leaves and a cluster of basal leaves, linear to oblanceolate, up to 2 inches long; lower leaves petiolate, upper leaves clasping; margins entire to slightly lobed.
Inflorescence: Showy composite flowers about 1-inch across and nodding buds on leafy peduncles with many (75-150) white-to-purple rays, yellow disk florets, and hairy, somewhat glandular phyllaries below.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and American Southwest.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County