|Scientific Name||Erigeron glacialis (Erigeron peregrinus)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERPEC|
|Common Name||Subalpine Fleabane, Subalpine Daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||780312|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8000 to 14000 ft.); moist areas in meadows, streamsides, open woodlans tundra.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 28 inches tall; smooth to slightly hairy and sticky stems.
Leaves: Petiolate basal leaves 1-1/2 to 6 inches long, thick, narrow, lanceolate to spatulate; much smaller stem leaves are lanceolate to ovate, sessile or clasping, sometimes slightly hairy.
Inflorescence: Composite flower heads about 1-1/2 inches across with many (30-105) rays, deep pink to purple, sometimes white to pale blue, generally wider than other Erigerons; yellow disk florets in the center; generally smooth, glandular phyllaries with pointed, often reddish, spreading tips.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, Jepson eFlora, SW Colorado Wildflowers and Flora of North America.
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