Erigeron grandiflorus Hook.
large-flowered daisy (largeflower fleabane)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Bev Ramey     (Photo ID #87660)


E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Erigeron grandiflorus
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Species Information

Perennial herb from a taproot; stems erect, simple, solitary, sparsely to moderately soft-hairy, 4-25 cm tall.
Basal leaves oblanceolate to linear or lanceolate, tapering to the stalk, 1-11 cm long, 4-10 mm wide, conspicuously long-hairy; stem leaves similar, reduced upwards.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, solitary, the disks 10-20 mm wide; involucres 8-10 mm tall; involucral bracts densely long-hairy, the tips sometimes glandular, not graduated; ray flowers 60-125, blue, 10-15 mm long, 1-2 mm wide; disk flowers mostly 3-5 mm long.
Achenes 2-nerved, densely stiff-hairy; pappus double, the inner of 10-20 bristles, the outer of a few very slender and inconspicuous scales.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Ecological Framework for Erigeron grandiflorus

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)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres)
2029 1640 2400
Slope Gradient (%)
42 0 99

Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]

211 45 315
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
3 1 5
Modal Nutrient Regime
# of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class

All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in

AT(1), BAFA(5), ESSF(5)

Habitat and Range

Dry meadows and rocky slopes in the alpine zone, infrequent in E BC; N to AK and YT and E to SW AB.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia