Erigeron elatior

(Tall Fleabane)

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Erigeron elatior, Mohawk Lakes, Summit Co. 2545

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Erigeron elatior, Mohawk Lakes, Summit Co. 2558

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Erigeron elatior, Newcastle-Buford Road, Garfield Co. 6023/6037

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Erigeron elatior, Newcastle-Buford Road, Garfield Co. 6138

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Erigeron elatior, Newcastle-Buford Road, Garfield Co. 6012

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Erigeron elatior, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 5834

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Erigeron elatior, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 5814

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Erigeron elatior, Newcastle-Buford Road, Garfield Co. 6141

Scientific Name Erigeron elatior USDA PLANTS Symbol EREL9
Common Name Tall Fleabane, Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 35857
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6500 to 13500 ft.); meadows and woodlands.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 24 inches tall growing in clusters; leafy stems with numerous, fine, long, white hairs.
Leaves: Mostly stem leaves, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 1-1/4 to 4 inches long, surfaces slightly hairy and margins entire; upper leaves clasping.
Inflorescence: Very hairy, pink nodding buds; one or more composite flowers ~1 to 1-3/4 inches across with many (75-150) white-to-pink-to-lavender, narrow rays; yellow disk florets; long, thin, linear phyllaries below, green or purple in color, reflexed or spreading and glandular with long hairs.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SW Colorado Wildflowers, American Southwest and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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