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Erigeron argentatus
  

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About Silver Fleabane (Erigeron argentatus) Erigeron argentatus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name silver fleabane. It is native to the western United States (Utah, Nevada, eastern California, northern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, southern Colorado. Erigeron argentatus grows in woodlands and rocky mountainous habitat. It is a small perennial attaining a maximum height from 10 to 40 centimeters (4-16 inches). It grows in clumps with leaves and erect stems covered in dense white or silvery hairs. Most of the leaves are near the base of the plant and are somewhat erect and a few centimeters long. The stems bear single flower heads each 1-2 centimeters (0. 4-0. 8 inches) wide with blue or lavender ray florets and golden yellow disc florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.33 - 1.3 ft (0.1 - 0.4 m)

Flower Color
Lavender, Yellow, Blue

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
4072' - 8546'

Annual Precip. ?
5.0" - 14.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.44" - 2.54"

Coldest Month ?
29.0° F - 38.5° F

Hottest Month ?
54.3° F - 74.0° F

Humidity ?
2.30 vpd - 27.24 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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