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Erigeron compositus (Alpine daisy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Erigeron compositus

Erigeron compositus Pursh

Alpine daisy, Cutleaf daisy, Dwarf mountain fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Erigeron compositus var. discoideus, Erigeron compositus var. glabratus, Erigeron compositus var. multifidus, Erigeron compositus var. typicus, Erigeron trifidus

USDA Symbol: ERCO4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , ND , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NS , NT , NU , QC , SK , YT
Native Distribution: Greenland to AK, s. to Que. & at high altitudes in the western states
Native Habitat: Gravelly, alpine slopes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Granite gravels.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Description: 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: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

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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

Bibliography

Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Erigeron compositus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erigeron compositus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erigeron compositus

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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