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Erigeron salishii
Salish fleabane, star peak fleabane

Distribution: Ocurring in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to northern Washington.

Habitat: Cliffs, ridges, ledges and gravelly slopes at mid- to high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)


Perennial from a taproot and branched crown, forming dense cushions, the simple, erect, scape-like stems 1.5-7 cm. high, pubescent.


Leaves all basal on slender petioles; leaf blades obovate-spatulate, 3-16 mm. long and 3-6 mm. wide, the bases abruptly expanded, the margins usually with 3 rounded lobes and marginal hairs, the faces with stiff hairs.


Heads solitary, the involucres 8-11 mm long, the bracts in 2-3 series, usually purplish, especially the tips; ray flowers 15-32, white to bluish, 6-10 mm. long, spreading; disk flowers yellow; pappus of capillary bristles


Achenes 2-2.6 mm. long, 2-nerved.

Accepted Name:
Erigeron salishii G.W. Douglas & Packer
Publication: Canad. J. Bot. 66: 414, fig. 1. 1988.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Erigeron salishii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erigeron salishii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erigeron salishii photos.

USDA Plants: Erigeron salishii information.

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