All Floras      Advanced Search
FNA Vol. 20 Page 271, 285 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 20 | Asteraceae | Erigeron

21. Erigeron disparipilus Cronquist, Brittonia. 6: 194. 1947.

White cushion fleabane

Perennials, 3–12 cm; taprooted, caudices branched. Stems erect, densely pilose to hirsute or villoso-hirsute (hairs usually slightly ascending, loose, often mixed in orientations, of unequal lengths, relatively thin-based), eglandular. Leaves mostly basal (persistent), (petioles prominently ciliate, hairs thick-based, spreading); blades linear to linear-oblanceolate, 20–40 × 1–2 mm, margins entire, faces finely hirsute, eglandular; cauline reduced, restricted to proximal 1 / 3 of stems. Heads 1. Involucres 5–7 × 8–16 mm. Phyllaries in 2–3 series, hirsute to hirsuto-strigose, minutely glandular. Ray florets mostly 30–60; corollas usually white, sometimes fading pink, rarely blue, 5–10 mm, laminae loosely coiling. Disc corollas 2.8–4 mm. Cypselae 1.8–2.2 mm, 2-nerved, faces moderately, loosely strigose; pappi: outer of setae, inner of 15–25 bristles.

Flowering May–Aug. Gravelly and rocky slopes, ridges, sagebrush, grassland; 600–2000(–2200) m; Idaho, Oreg., Wash.

Erigeron disparipilus is similar to E. nanus but less variable. The range of E. disparipilus barely contacts that of E. nanus in southeastern Idaho and they have different ecologies; blue rays of E. disparipilus in Owyhee County may indicate that hybridization occurs.


Related Objects  
  • Distribution Map
  • Map

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |