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Erigeron pumilus

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About Shaggy Fleabane (Erigeron pumilus) Erigeron pumilus (shaggy fleabane, vernal daisy) is a hairy North American species of perennial plants in the (daisy family). :32 It is widespread across much of western Canada and the western United States, from British Columbia east to Saskatchewan and south as far as Oklahoma and the San Bernardino Mountains of California. There have been reports of the plant growing in Yukon Territory, but these were based on misidentified specimens. Erigeron pumilus is a perennial herb up to 50 cm (20 inches) tall with a thick taproot. Leaves and stems are both covered with many stiff hairs. Flower heads usually come in groups of 1-5 heads, but occasionally in large arrays of as many as 50. Each head has 50-100 white or pink (rarely pale blue) ray florets surrounding many yellow disc florets. The species grows mostly on dry slopes and plains, often among sagebrush or in prairies.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color
White, Yellow

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2576' - 10915'

Annual Precip. ?
5.6" - 50.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.50" - 3.11"

Coldest Month ?
22.1° F - 53.9° F

Hottest Month ?
45.2° F - 75.4° F

Humidity ?
0.45 vpd - 28.49 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Vernal 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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