Erigeron divergens

(Spreading Daisy)

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Erigeron divergens, Divide Road, Uncompahgre Plateau, Mesa Co. 4602

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Erigeron divergens, Divide Road, Uncompahgre Plateau, Mesa Co. 4615

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Erigeron divergens, Divide Road, Uncompahgre Plateau, Mesa Co. 4604

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Erigeron divergens, Divide Road, Uncompahgre Plateau, Mesa Co. 4610

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Erigeron divergens, Divide Road, Uncompahgre Plateau, Mesa Co. 4608

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Erigeron divergens, Divide Road, Uncompahgre Plateau, Mesa Co. 4618

Scientific Name Erigeron divergens USDA PLANTS Symbol ERDI4
Common Name Speading Fleabane, Speading Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 35852
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (4000 to 8500 ft.); dryer meadows, slopes, open woodlands.
Plant: Erect annual, biennial or short-lived perennial often branching from base, 4 to 28 inches tall; leafy, hairy stems.
Leaves: Hairy alternate stem leaves and a cluster of basal leaves, linear to oblanceolate, up to 2 inches long; lower leaves petiolate, upper leaves clasping; margins entire 2-3 lobed.
Inflorescence: Showy composite flowers about 1-inch across and nodding buds on leafy peduncles with many (75-150) white-to-purple rays, yellow disk florets, and hairy, somewhat glandular phyllaries below.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and American Southwest.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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