Erigeron species

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Scientific Name Erigeron compositus USDA PLANTS Symbol
ERCO4
Common Name Cutleaf Daisy, Fernleaf Fleabane ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
35843
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to subalpine. Meadows, rocky areas, scree slopes.
Plant: Short perennial up to 5 inches tall with erect, somewhat hairy and reddish stems.
Leaves: Mostly basal, fleshy, grayish-green leaves, up to 2 inches long overall, spatulate in outline and divided two to four times into short linear, hairy lobes.
Inflorescence: Single composite flower heads about 1 inch across with 20 to 60 white, sometimes bluish, rays; many yellow disk florets; purple-tipped, hairy phyllaries.
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet and www.americansouthwest.net.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Erigeron coulterii USDA PLANTS Symbol
ERCO6
Common Name Coulter's Daisy, Whiteray Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
35845
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Moist areas, meadows, streambanks.
Plant: Erect perennial to 2 feet tall, hairy, leafy stems.
Leaves: Hairy basal and stem leaves, oblong to lanceolate, 1-1/2 to 4-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Single composite flower heads 1-1/2 inches across with up to 100 white or pale lavender rays; yellow disk florets; phyllaries with blackish hairs.
References: Excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Erigeron flagellaris USDA PLANTS Symbol
ERFL
Common Name Trailing Daisy, Trailing Fleabane ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
35865
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine. Exposed areas.
Plant: Perennial 10 to 16 inches tall with stolons (runners) and weak, slender stem.
Leaves: Few small, linear stem leaves; elliptic basal leaves 1-1/2 to 2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small composite flower heads 3/4-inch across with many (~100) white rays, blue- or pink-tinged underneath, yellow disk florets; pointed, hairy and sticky phyllaries.
References: Excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
Located thanks to Jane Hendrix, Breckenridge, CO.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Erigeron melanocephalus USDA PLANTS Symbol
ERME2
Common Name Blackheaded Daisy, Blackhead Fleabane ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
35900
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine. Tundra slopes, meadows.
Plant: Short, erect perennial 2 to 5 inches tall, slightly hairy stem.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves up 3/4 to 2 inches long, spatulate to oblanceolate.
Inflorescence: Single composite flower heads 1-1/2 inches across with up to 100 white pinkish rays; yellow disk florets; phyllaries with black, woolly hairs.
References: Excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native


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