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Thin Daisy
Erigeron tener
About Thin Daisy (Erigeron tener) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Erigeron tener is a North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name slender fleabane. It is native to the western United States, largely in the Great Basin, in the States of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Erigeron tener grows in open, rocky habitats. It is a perennial herb up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) tall, producing a large taproot and a woody caudex. It is surrounded at the base by narrow oval leaves up to 8 cm (3. 2 inches) long, on petioles. There may be a few much smaller leaves along the stem. The inflorescence is made up of 1-3 flower heads per stem, each head lined with hairy, glandular phyllaries. The head contains 15-40 blue or purple ray florets surrounding numerous yellow disc florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

7.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Lavender, Yellow

Wildlife Supported


Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 12.0" - 61.1", Summer Precipitation: 1.14" - 2.69", Coldest Month: 18.7" - 37.8", Hottest Month: 40.9" - 60.9", Humidity: 1.21" - 17.42", Elevation: 5729" - 12359"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Slender Fleabane

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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