Erigeron radicatus (Dwarf Fleabane) - photos and description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Old stem from last year in above photo.

 

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 S3 (as of 2019) by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken May 16th, 17th, and 19th on a rocky cliff in the Cypress Hills about 450 km southwest of Regina, May 15th, steep hill top in the Claybank badlands about 100 km south of Regina, SK, and May 31st, on a steep clay hill, about 200 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.