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Erigeron pygmaeus
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Pygmy Fleabane
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Erigeron pygmaeus

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About Pygmy Fleabane (Erigeron pygmaeus) Erigeron pygmaeus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name pygmy fleabane, or pygmy daisy. This wildflower is native to eastern California and western Nevada, where it grows in mountain forests, flats, and talus. It is a very small daisy, not exceeding 6 centimeters in height. It forms clumps of hairy, hairy foliage with leaves under four centimeters in length. The flower cluster holds a single small flower head with dark phyllaries and a corolla up to a centimeter wide. The center is filled with golden yellow disc florets and the ray florets are purple.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
2.4 in (6.1 cm)

Flower Color
Pink, Yellow

Native Status

Natural Setting
Part Shade

Elevation ?
73' - 14137'

Annual Precip. ?
11.4" - 56.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.40" - 3.10"

Coldest Month ?
17.4° F - 55.6° F

Hottest Month ?
36.2° F - 73.8° F

Humidity ?
0.45 vpd - 23.68 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Pygmy 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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