|Scientific Name||Erigeron compositus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERCO4|
|Common Name||Cutleaf Daisy, Fernleaf Fleabane||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35843|
|Description||Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5300 to 14000 ft.); open areas in meadows, rocky areas, scree slopes.
Plant: Short perennial up to 10 inches tall with erect, somewhat hairy and reddish stems.
Leaves: Mostly basal, fleshy, grayish-green leaves, up to 2 inches long overall, spatulate in outline and divided two to four times into short linear, hairy lobes; stem leaves smaller.
Inflorescence: Single composite flower heads about 1 inch across with 20 to 60 white, sometimes bluish, rays; many yellow disk florets; green or purple phyllaries in two or three rows, and covered with spreading white hairs.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and American Southwest.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County