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Erigeron glacialis
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Subalpine Fleabane
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Erigeron glacialis

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About Subalpine Fleabane (Erigeron glacialis) Erigeron peregrinus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names subalpine fleabane and wandering daisy. This wildflower is native to western North America from California to Colorado to Alaska, where it grows in mountain meadows and talus. It is a perennial daisy reaching anywhere from 10 to over 40 centimeters in height. It has hairless to hairy leaves reaching up to 20 centimeters long at the base of the branching stem. The flower cluster has many hairy hairs and one to four flower heads, each one to two centimeters wide. The head has a center of golden yellow disc florets and a fringe of up to 100 ray florets in shades of purple or white.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.33 - 1.5 ft (0.1 - 0.46 m)

Flower Color
Lavender, Yellow

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Clearings, talus, meadows


Elevation ?
2412' - 12924'

Annual Precip. ?
16.1" - 119.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.51" - 4.10"

Coldest Month ?
19.3° F - 46.2° F

Hottest Month ?
41.0° F - 65.6° F

Humidity ?
0.74 vpd - 19.07 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Wandering Daisy

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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