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Erigeron barbellulatus
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Shining Fleabane
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Erigeron barbellulatus

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About Shining Fleabane (Erigeron barbellulatus) Erigeron barbellulatus, commonly known as Shining fleabane, is a species of fleabane in the daisy family. The small plant is endemic to northeastern California, in the Sierra Nevada, from Lassen County south to Tulare County. It is found on gravelly and rocky slopes, at elevations of 2,100-3,300 metres (6,900-10,800 ft), from sagebrush/pine to Sierra Nevada subalpine zone forest habitats. Erigeron barbellulatus is a small perennial herb up to 15 cm (6 inches) tall. One plant usually produces only one flower head, with 15-35 white, lavender, or blue ray florets surrounding numerous small disc florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
5.9 in (15 cm)

Flower Color
Lavender, Yellow, White, Blue

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2748' - 11586'

Annual Precip. ?
23.6" - 74.5"

Summer Precip. ?
0.51" - 2.78"

Coldest Month ?
24.4° F - 49.4° F

Hottest Month ?
44.2° F - 72.6° F

Humidity ?
0.97 vpd - 20.79 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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