|Scientific Name||Erigeron grandiflorus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERGR3|
|Common Name||Rocky Mountain Alpine Daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35876|
Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (9500 to 14000 ft.); dry meadows and slopes normally above timberline.
Plant: Short, erect perennial 1 to 8 inches tall; simple, solitary, sparsely to moderately soft-hairy stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves oblanceolate to spatulate, smooth or somewhat hairy surfaces with hairy edges, up to 3 inches long; stem leaves sparse and smaller and linear.
Inflorescence: Small, solitary composite flower heads 3/4 to 1 inch across with many (60 to 125) white to light blue or pinkish rays and yellow disk; involucre with green to purplish, pointed phyllaries with dense long hairs.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, E-Flora BC, SW Colorado Wildflowers, and Montana Field Guide.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County