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Erigeron klamathensis

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About Klamath Fleabane (Erigeron klamathensis) Erigeron klamathensis is a North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Klamath fleabane. It had been collected by botanists for many years and generally regarded as part of the species E. foliosus. It was not recognized as a distinct species until 2004. Erigeron klamathensis is native to the Klamath Ranges of southwestern Oregon and northwestern California. It is a perennial herb up to 20 cm (8 inches) tall, producing a woody taproot. The stem is covered with stiff, straight hairs, unlike some related species. Leaves are most on the stem rather than crowded close to the ground. Each stem can produce 1-5 flower heads, each with as many as 30 purple or lavender ray florets surrounding numerous yellow disc florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
7.9 in (20.1 cm)

Flower Color
Lavender, Purple, Yellow

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2402' - 10303'

Annual Precip. ?
17.6" - 158.4"

Summer Precip. ?
1.29" - 5.80"

Coldest Month ?
27.7° F - 42.4° F

Hottest Month ?
47.2° F - 68.3° F

Humidity ?
1.66 vpd - 19.97 vpd

Landscaping Information
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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