Erigeron caespitosus (Tufted Fleabane) - photos and description

Erigeron caespitosus

Erigeron caespitosus
15 cm ruler for scale

Erigeron caespitosus

Erigeron caespitosus

Erigeron caespitosus
Basal leaf shown in above photo

General: Short plant with a tufted growth habit, can form large patches. Stems and leaves densely canescent.

Flowers: Daisy flowers with yellow centres in June, flower heads to 3 cm in diameter. One to three flower heads appear at the end of stems.

Leaves: Basal leaves narrowly spatulate, with long stalks, I measured one at 12 cm long. Upper leaves without stalks, lanceolate.

Height: Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 20 cm, we measured plants to 17 cm tall.

Habitat: Dry prairie in southern Saskatchewan.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the above photos June 30th, on prairie 30 km north of our home in Regina, SK.