|Scientific Name||Erigeron leiomerus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERLE6|
|Common Name||Rockslide Daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35892|
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.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County