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Erigeron speciosus
showy daisy, showy fleabane, splendid fleabane
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Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona, east to the Rocky Mountains and South Dakota.

Habitat: Prairies and forest openings from the lowlands to moderate elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from a short, woody base, 1.5-8 dm. tall, the stems clustered, amply leafy, glabrous below the inflorescence.

Leaves:

Leaves glabrous, triple-nerved, entire, the lower oblanceolate or spatulate, petiolate, mostly deciduous, the other becoming sessile but ample.

Flowers:

Heads 1-13 in a open inflorescence; involucre 6-9 mm. high, glandular; rays 65-150, blue or rarely white, 9-18 mm. long and 1 mm. wide; pappus 20-30 bristles, a few of the outer ones shorter.

Fruits:

Achenes 2-nerved.

Accepted Name:
Erigeron speciosus (Lindl.) DC.
Publication: in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 5: 284 1836.

Synonyms:
Erigeron speciosus (Lindl.) DC. var. macranthus (Nutt.) Cronquist
Erigeron speciosus (Lindl.) DC. var. speciosus
Stenactis speciosa Lindley
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Erigeron speciosus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erigeron speciosus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erigeron speciosus photos.

USDA Plants: Erigeron speciosus information.

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