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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Erigeron compositus Pursh
Alpine daisy, Cutleaf daisy, Dwarf mountain fleabane
USDA Symbol: ERCO4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A dwarf, cushion-like plant with compact mounds of woolly, pinnately divided leaves. Short flower stalks rise from the matte leaves and bear a single miniature, white, pink or bluish, daisy-like flower with a yellow center.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , ND , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Greenland to AK, s. to Que. & at high altitudes in the western states Native Habitat:
Gravelly, alpine slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Granite gravels.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Propagate by divisions, by woody stem
cuttings taken in spring or by seed. Seeds require light for germination. Seed Collection:
Not Available Seed Treatment:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff