Sunday, December 18, 2016

Erigeron coulteri (Coulter's Daisy, Large Mountain Fleabane)

7/4/16 Seep off Rock Creek Road, Eastern Sierra, 
Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA

7/4/16 Seep off Rock Creek Road

7/7/16 Campsite next to Green Creek, Toiyabe National Forest,
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

7/8/16 Lundy Canyon Trail, Inyo National Forest, 
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

7/3/16 North Lake Road, Bishop region, Eastern Sierra, 
Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA


COMMON NAME: Coulter's Daisy, Large Mountain Fleabane

SPECIES: Erigeron coulteri

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/3/2016

LOCATION: North Lake Road, Bishop region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Perennial 20–70 cm, from thin rhizomes, 0–3-branched above mid-stem, glabrous below, sparsely hairy above

Leaves: basal generally 5–12 cm, ± oblanceolate, entire or with 2–6 pairs of shallow teeth; cauline oblanceolate to elliptic-ovate, ± clasping, little reduced

Inflorescence: heads 1–4, 10–16 mm diam; phyllaries ± equal, sessile-glandular, nonglandular hairs with black crosswalls and bases

Ray flowers 45–140; corollas 11–20 mm, ligules white, coiled

Fruit: pappus bristles 20–25

Ecology: Streambanks, wet meadows, coniferous forest

Elevation: ± 1900–3400 m.  

Bioregional distribution: High Sierra Nevada, Warner Mountains 

Distribution outside California: to Oregon, Wyoming, New Mexico

Horticultural information: DRN, IRR, SHD: 1, 2, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21.

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