Erigeron glacialis

(Subalpine Daisy)

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Erigeron glacialis, County Line Trail, Grand Mesa NF, Delta Co. 0747

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Erigeron glacialis, Boreas Pass, Summit Co. 2098

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Erigeron glacialis, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 7667

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Erigeron glacialis, Hoosier Pass, Park Co. 5251

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Erigeron glacialis, Upper Crystal Lake, Summit Co. 8064

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Erigeron glacialis, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 3779

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Erigeron glacialis, Lake Emma, Park Co. 1283

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Erigeron glacialis, Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray Co. 3426

Scientific Name Erigeron glacialis (Erigeron peregrinus) USDA PLANTS Symbol ERPEC
Common Name Subalpine Fleabane, Subalpine Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 780312
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description 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.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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