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Erigeron bloomeri
scabland fleabane
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades, central Washington to California, east to Idaho and Nevada

Habitat: Dry, open, rocky areas at low to moderate elevations

Flowers: June - August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial with a tap-root and branched, short woody base, 5-15 cm. tall, the herbage with fine, white hairs aligned in one direction.

Leaves:

Leaves all in a basal cluster, linear, 2-7 cm. long and 0.7-2 mm. wide.

Flowers:

Heads solitary on long peduncles; involucre 5-10 mm. high, with soft hairs; ray and pistillate flowers absent; disk corollas 4.5-7 mm. long, yellow; pappus bristles 25-40, unequal.

Fruits:

Achenes glabrous below, short-hairy above.

Accepted Name:
Erigeron bloomeri A. Gray
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 6: 540. 1865.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. bloomeri – scabland fleabane    East of the Cascades in Washington; east to Idaho, south to Oregon, California, and Nevada.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Erigeron bloomeri checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erigeron bloomeri atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erigeron bloomeri photos.

USDA Plants: Erigeron bloomeri information.

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