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Lesser California Rayless Fleabane Back to Plant Page
Erigeron reductus

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About Lesser California Rayless Fleabane (Erigeron reductus) Erigeron reductus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name lesser California rayless fleabane. It is endemic to California, from Trinity County south as far as Alameda County and El Dorado County. Erigeron reductus grows in rocky habitats in several mountain ranges in the northern part of the state. It is a perennial herb producing several spreading to erect stems up to 30 centimeters (12 inches) long from a woody caudex and root system. Each stem is lined evenly with small, thready leaves and topped with an inflorescence of one or more flower heads. Each glandular flower head is up to a centimeter (0. 4 inches) wide and 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 ?
333' - 7797'

Annual Precip. ?
21.6" - 87.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.23" - 2.18"

Coldest Month ?
29.9° F - 49.5° F

Hottest Month ?
53.2° F - 73.7° F

Humidity ?
1.03 vpd - 23.06 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

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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