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Erigeron basalticus
basalt fleabane
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Selah Creek area and north in the Yakima River canyon, Yakima and Kittitas Counties, Washington.

Habitat: Cliff crevices in rocky canyons.

Flowers: May-October

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Imperiled in Washington (WANHP)

Description:
General:

Several stems from a perennial taproot, sprawling, branched and leafy, especially near the tip.

Leaves:

Leaves with stiff, blunt hairs and fine glands, wedge-shaped to obovate, up to 4 cm. long and 1.5 cm. wide, deeply tri-lobed, the lobes broad.

Flowers:

Heads terminating the branches, the disk 8-12 mm. wide; involucre 5-6 mm. high, densely glandular; rays 25-30, light pink or pinkish-purple, 5-7 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide; disk corollas 3-4 mm. long, pale yellow; pappus of 10-15 capillary bristles.

Accepted Name:
Erigeron basalticus Hoover
Publication: Leafl. W. Bot. 4: 40. 1944. 1944.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Erigeron basalticus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erigeron basalticus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erigeron basalticus photos.

USDA Plants: Erigeron basalticus information.

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