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

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

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Erigeron grandiflorus
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Species Information

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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.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

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

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 1640 2029 2400
Slope Gradient (%) 0 42 99
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
45 211 315
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
1 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: AT(1), BAFA(5), ESSF(5)


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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