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Erigeron eatonii
Eaton's fleabane
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Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central and southeastern Washington; central Washington to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Grasslands, sagebrush, dry slopes, and forest openings at low to middle elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from a tap-root, 5-30 cm. tall, the stems decumbent and purplish at the base, with appressed hairs.

Leaves:

Basal leaves tufted, narrow, acute, gradually tapering to the petiole; cauline leaves several, conspicuously reduced.

Flowers:

Heads solitary or up to 7 in an open inflorescence; involucres 5-7 mm. high; rays 20-50, pistillate, white, 5-10 mm. long and 1-3 mm. wide; disk corollas 3.5-5 mm. long, yellow; inner pappus bristles 15-20, outer obscure.

Accepted Name:
Erigeron eatonii A. Gray
Publication: Notes Compositae. 91. 1880. 1880.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. villosus – Eaton's shaggy fleabane    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central and southeastern Washington; central Washington to southern Oregon, east to central Idaho.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Erigeron eatonii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erigeron eatonii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erigeron eatonii photos.

USDA Plants: Erigeron eatonii information.

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