© Larry Halverson (Photo ID #9571)
Perennial herb from a stout root and a branched stem-base; stems erect, several, simple, with more or less straight, appressed-hairy, usually glabrous at the somewhat enlarged base, straw-coloured to sometimes purplish, 5-30 cm tall.
Basal leaves sparsely to copiously appressed straight-hairy, linear to narrowly linear-lanceolate, 1-9 cm long, 0.5-3.0 mm wide; stem leaves few, similar but reduced.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, solitary or occasionally 2 or 3, the disks 8-13 mm wide; involucres 4-7 mm tall; involucral bracts more or less appressed or long straight-hairy; ray flowers 20-45, bright or sometimes pale yellow, 4-11 mm long, 1.3-2.5 mm wide; disk flowers 3.5-5.3 mm long.
Achenes 2-nerved, moderately short-hairy; pappus double, the inner of 10-20 firm bristles, the outer of short scales.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present over the Summer
Source: The USDA
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BG(91), IDF(56), PP(32)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Erigeron peucephyllus A. Gray