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Erigeron peregrinus (Subalpine fleabane)
Beckers, Eric

Erigeron peregrinus

Erigeron peregrinus (Banks ex Pursh) Greene

Subalpine Fleabane, Coastal Fleabane, Mountain Daisy, Fleabane

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ERPE3

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

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall, often shorter.
Leaf: Green
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


USA: 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 Conditions

Water 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.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

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


Description: Use seeds, divisions or cuttings for increase. Seeds require light for germination.
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


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

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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