|Scientific Name||Erigeron elatior||USDA PLANTS Symbol||EREL9|
|Common Name||Tall Fleabane, Daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35857|
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
© Tom Lebsack 2022
Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County