Vascular Plants - Asteraceae - Erigeron:
Erigeron lonchophyllus
Page Author: Don Knoke
short-rayed fleabane, spear leaved fleabane, short-rayed daisy 
Blooms: July - August
Habit: herb
Duration: biennial,perennial
Origin: Native
Distribution: East of the Cascades, British Columbia to California, east to Quebec and North Dakota.
Habitat: Damp meadows and other moist places at high elevations in the mountains.
Species Description:

General: Weak-rooted biennial or short-lived perennial, erect, 2-60 cm. tall, the stem covered with spreading, short, stiff, blunt hairs.
Leaves: Basal leaves oblanceolate, up to 15 cm. long and 12 mm. wide; cauline leaves linear, often elongate.
Flowers: Peduncles erect, the lower heads surpassed by the subtending leaves, or the heads solitary; involucre 4-9 mm. high, hairy but not glandular, its bracts imbricate, pointed and purple-tipped; pistillate flowers numerous, with erect, inconspicuous white rays 2-3 mm. long and 0.25-0.5 mm. wide; disk corollas 3.5-5 mm. long, shorter than the 20-30 pappus bristles.
Accepted Name:
Erigeron lonchophyllus Hook.
Synonyms:
Erigeron acris L. ssp. racemosus (Nuttall) Clements & E. G. Clements
Trimorpha lonchophylla (Hook.) G.L. Nesom

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Erigeron lonchophyllus
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Erigeron lonchophyllus specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Erigeron lonchophyllus specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Erigeron lonchophyllus treatment.

E-Flora BC: Erigeron lonchophyllus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erigeron lonchophyllus images.

USDA Plants Database: Erigeron lonchophyllus.
Additional photographs of Erigeron lonchophyllus:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Dana Visalli

Dana Visalli

Dana Visalli

Dana Visalli

Dana Visalli

Jim Duemmel, 2011

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010
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