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Erigeron compositus

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About Cut Leaved Daisy (Erigeron compositus) Erigeron compositus is an Arctic and alpine species of fleabane in the daisy family. Common names include dwarf mountain fleabane, cutleaf daisy, and trifid mountain fleabaneErigeron compositus has been found in the Russian Far East (Wrangel Island and Chukotka), Alaska, Greenland, much of Canada (all 3 Arctic territories plus British Columbia, all 3 Prairie Provinces, Quebec, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia), and the western United States (from the Pacific Coast as far east as the Dakotas, Colorado, and New Mexico).
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.5 - 1 ft (0.15 - 0.3 m)


Growth Rate

Flower Color
White, Yellow

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky slopes, crevices, talus

Part Shade

Elevation ?
74' - 14460'

Annual Precip. ?
7.6" - 120.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.33" - 4.08"

Coldest Month ?
16.0° F - 52.0° F

Hottest Month ?
36.2° F - 79.3° F

Humidity ?
0.48 vpd - 26.19 vpd

Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Sunset Zones ?
1, 2, 3*, 6, 7*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 18*

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Cutleaf 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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