Erigeron hyssopifolius (Wild Daisy)- photos and description

Erigeron hyssopifolius

Erigeron hyssopifolius
15 cm ruler for scale

Erigeron hyssopifolius

Erigeron hyssopifolius

Erigeron hyssopifolius

Erigeron hyssopifolius

Erigeron hyssopifolius

Erigeron hyssopifolius

General: Perennial with one to many stems from a central crown. Stems slender, lower stem reddish, villous.

Flowers: Flower heads measured to 15 mm diameter, white fading to pink, we counted 24-28 ray florets.

Leaves: Leaves linear, all cauline, alternate, usually longest mid-stem. Some leafy branches from leaf axils. Leaf margins hairy. We measured leaves to 3 cm long and 1-3 mm wide.

Height: Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 35 cm, we measured plants to 29 cm tall.

Habitat: Open woods and fens in the boreal forest.

Abundance: Rare, ranked as an S3 (as of 2019) by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 24th, open, wet, coniferous woods, boreal forest, about 500 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.