Erigeron eximius Greene
Family: Asteraceae
sprucefir fleabane,  more...
[Erigeron superbus Greene ex Rydb.]
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Kearney and Peebles 1969, McDougall 1973
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Subshrub General: Herbaceous perennials, stems simple or branching, to 60 cm tall, puberulent to glabrous below, glandular in the inflorescence, rhizomatous. Leaves: Alternate, basal leaves oblanceolate to oval, petioled, cauline leaves few and not much reduced, the middle leaves to 5 mm wide or more, ovate to oblong, glabrous to somewhat glandular. Flowers: Heads radiate, rays white, pink, or blue, 40-80, 12-20 mm long, disks yellow, involucres 6-9 mm high, glandular, sometimes with a few long hairs, phyllaries more or less equal. Fruits: Achenes hairy. Pappus sparse, of subequal capillary bristles, the inner of 20-25 long bristles, the outer of short, sometimes few stiff bristles. Ecology: Found in coniferous forests, from 6,500-10,000 ft (1981-3048 m); flowering July-September. Distribution: Wyoming to Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Notes: Good identifiers for this species include the large heads and leaves, the glabrous to puberulent herbage (with few or no long hairs), and the white or pink rays. Ethnobotany: Cold infusion taken ceremonially, as a cough medicine, for fever, as a hunting medicine, taken for influenza, and as a protection from witches. Etymology: Erigeron means Early-Old-Man, as named by Theophrastus, while eximius is from the Latin eximius for most beautiful, distinguished, uncommon. Synonyms: Erigeron superbus Editor: SBuckley, 2010, LCrumbacher
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Max Licher  
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Max Licher  
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Max Licher  
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