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Erigeron multiceps
  

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About Kern River Daisy (Erigeron multiceps) Erigeron multiceps is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names Kern River daisy and Kern River fleabane. It is endemic to California, where it is known mostly from the Kern Plateau in the southern High Sierra Nevada of eastern Tulare County. It is a perennial herb growing a hairy stem up to about 20 centimeters tall from a taproot and caudex. The base of the stem is surrounded by oblong leaves 2 to 5 centimeters long, and there are some smaller leaves along the length of the stem. The inflorescence produces hairy, glandular flower heads filled with yellow disc florets and a fringe of up to 125 thin, flat white to purple-tinged ray florets. The fruit is an achene with a pappus of bristles.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
7.9 in (20.1 cm)

Flower Color
White, Yellow

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2463' - 8502'

Annual Precip. ?
11.8" - 24.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.48" - 1.53"

Coldest Month ?
29.2° F - 47.8° F

Hottest Month ?
55.5° F - 76.0° F

Humidity ?
2.22 vpd - 26.72 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Kern River 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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