|Scientific Name||Erigeron speciosus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERSP4|
|Common Name||Showy Daisy, Aspen Fleabane||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35950|
Life zones and habitat: Fooothills to subalpine (5500 to 12000 ft.); open areas, meadows.
Plant: Perennial up to 32 inches tall with shiny, slightly hairy stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves withered by blooming; stem leaves lanceolate, 1-1/4 to 3-1/4 inches long and up to 3/4-inch wide; without stalks, upper are clasping; slightly hairy faces and hairy edges.
Inflorescence: Corymbiform arrays of 4 to 20 composite flower heads up to 1-3/4 inch across each with many (75 to 150) blue to lavender rays becoming slighty curved at the tips; many yellow disk florets; phyllaries below unequal, usually smooth, sometimes minutely glandular.
Bloom Period: June to September.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildlowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County