E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Erigeron corymbosus Nutt.
long-leaved fleabane (longleaf fleabane; long-leaved daisy)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a taproot and thickened stem-base; stems erect, simple or few-branched above, generally purplish and curved at the base, densely spreading-hairy, 10-50 cm tall.
Basal leaves triple-nerved, linear-lanceolate, entire, abruptly sharp-pointed, tapering gradually to the stalk, 2-25 cm long (including the stalk), 3-10 mm wide, hairy like the stems; stem leaves several to many, gradually reduced upwards, linear to linear-lanceolate.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, solitary to many, the disks 7-13 mm wide; involucres 5-7 mm tall; involucral bracts hoary with stiff, appressed hairs, sticky or obscurely glandular, somewhat graduated, not much thickened on the back; ray flowers 35-65, deep blue, occasionally pink, 7-13 mm long, 1.2-2 mm wide; disk flowers 3-5.3 mm long.
Achenes 2-nerved, hairy; pappus double, the inner of 20-30 firm bristles, the outer of bristles or scales.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry grassy or shrubby slopes and forest openings in the steppe and lower montane zones; frequent in SC and SE BC; S to ID, MT, WY and E OR.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Erigeron corymbosus

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 250 788 1816
Slope Gradient (%) 0 24 360
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 333 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 3 5
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BG(97), IDF(120), MS(3), PP(83)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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