Monday, November 14, 2016

Erigeron aphanactis (Rayless Daisy)

 7/8/16 Dunderberg Meadow Road (from Virginia Lake Road), Toiyable National Forest,
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA



COMMON NAME: Rayless Daisy, Rayless Shaggy Fleabane

SPECIES: Erigeron aphanactis

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/8/2016

LOCATION: Dunderburg Meadow Road (from Virginia Lake Road), Toiyable National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Perennial 8–25 cm, from taproot and short-branched caudex, often densely cespitose, stiffly spreading-hairy, sessile-glandular

Leaves: basal 4–7 cm, sometimes long-petioled, linear-oblanceolate, gradually reduced upwards

Inflorescence flat-topped; heads disciform, 1–many, 8–12 mm diam; phyllaries ± equal

Pistillate flowers many; ligules 0 or < involucre

Disk flowers: corollas generally abruptly inflated to throat

Fruit: pappus bristles 12–17

Ecology: Sagebrush or juniper scrub

Elevation: 1300–2600 m.  

Bioregional distribution: c High Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mountains, Great Basin Floristic Province, Desert Mountains  

Distribution outside California: to Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico

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