Erigeron peregrinus (Banks ex Pursh) Greene
Subalpine Fleabane, Coastal Fleabane, Mountain Daisy, Fleabane
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: ERPE3
An extremely variable species across its range. Alpine plants are less than 8 in. tall; subalpine plants may reach 28 in. in height. Most forms are quite leafy. Flower heads, the rays ranging in color from white to purple, occur singly or in few-flowered clusters. The shape and hairiness of the foliage differs among subspecies and varieties.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: CA, UT & n. NM, n. in the Rockies & along the Canada & AK border through the Aleutian Is.
Native Habitat: Moist mt. meadows, stream banks & bogs
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: To ensure success with such a variable species, it is especially important to select local plant material that originated in a habitat similar to your planting site.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSupports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Use seeds, divisions or cuttings for increase. Seeds require light for germination.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Erigeron peregrinus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erigeron peregrinus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erigeron peregrinus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-08-07
Research By: TWC Staff