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Erigeron miser

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About Starved Daisy (Erigeron miser) Erigeron miser is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names starved daisy or starved fleabane. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the northern High Sierra Nevada. Erigeron miser grows in rock crevices in coniferous forests and talus. It is a perennial herb producing several decumbent or erect stems up to about 25 centimeters (10 inches) long from a woody caudex. The plant is coated densely in long hairs. The small, narrow leaves are equal in size and evenly spaced along the stem. The inflorescence bears one or more flower heads on long erect peduncles, each lined with hairy, glandular phyllaries. The flower head contains many yellow disc florets but no ray florets. The fruit is an achene with a pappus of bristles.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
501' - 8755'

Annual Precip. ?
26.4" - 76.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.34" - 2.12"

Coldest Month ?
28.8° F - 48.7° F

Hottest Month ?
51.2° F - 68.3° F

Humidity ?
0.87 vpd - 16.11 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Starved Fleabane

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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