Page authors: David Giblin, Don Knoke
Erigeron aureus
golden daisy, golden fleabane
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Washington, east to Alberta.

Habitat: Exposed rocky areas, cliffs, and ridges, often at high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-August.

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from a short, branched woody base, 2-15 cm. tall, covered with fine, short hairs.

Leaves:

Basal leaves petiolate, with elliptical to obovate, broadly rounded blade up to 13 mm. wide; cauline leaves few and reduced.

Flowers:

Heads solitary, the disks 7-16 mm. wide; involucre 5-8 mm. high, its bracts loose, equal, herbaceous, often purplish, white-woolly; rays 25-70, yellow, 6-9 mm. long and 1.4-2.5 mm. wide; disk corollas 3.6-4.9 mm. long, yellow; pappus of 10-20 capillary bristles.

Fruits:

Achene

Accepted Name:
Erigeron aureus Greene
Publication: Pittonia. 2: 16. 1891. 1891.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Erigeron aureus Greene var. acutifolius Raup
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Erigeron aureus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Erigeron aureus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erigeron aureus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erigeron aureus photos.

USDA Plants: Erigeron aureus information.

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