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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)

Synonym(s):

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
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

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.

Benefit

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.

Propagation

Description: Use seeds, divisions or cuttings for increase. Seeds require light for germination.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW
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.

Bibliography

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

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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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-08-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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