Erigeron radicatus (Dwarf Fleabane) - photos and description

Erigeron radicatus

Erigeron radicatus

Erigeron radicatus

Erigeron radicatus

Erigeron radicatus

Erigeron radicatus

General: Low plant with almost all leaves in a basal cluster. Plant pubescent. Begins flowering late May.

Flowers: Flower heads solitary, white petals with yellow disk florets, flower heads measured at 1 cm in diameter.

Leaves: Leaves are linear, we measured one at 34 mm long and 2 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 10 cm, we measured scapes to 8 cm tall.

Habitat: Slopes and crests of rocky, eroded hills on southern prairies.

Abundance: Very rare, ranked as an S2 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken May 16th and 19th on a rocky cliff in the Cypress Hills about 450 km southwest of Regina, and May 31st, on a steep clay hill, about 200 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.