Erigeron leiomerus

(Rockslide Daisy)

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Erigeron leiomerus, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 9055

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Erigeron leiomerus, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 9050

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Erigeron leiomerus, Blue Lakes, Summit Co. 1283

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Erigeron leiomerus, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 9057

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Erigeron leiomerus, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 9063

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Erigeron leiomerus, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 9068

Scientific Name Erigeron leiomerus USDA PLANTS Symbol ERLE6
Common Name Rockslide Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 35892
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9000 to 13500 ft.); rocky areas in meadows and scree slopes.
Plant: Short, leafy perennial 2 to 4 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal and a few stem leaves, 5/8 to 2-3/4 inches long, spatulate to oblanceolate, entire margins, smooth surfaces with few hairs.
Inflorescence: Single composite flower head per stem, each with 15-60 white to blue or purple rays and yellow disk florets; phyllaries below are often purplish and mostly hairless.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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