Taxon:Erigeron glacialis (Nutt.) A. Nels. Family: Asteraceae
Taxon Remarks: Glacial Daisy
Verbatim Date: 25-Jul-18
Locality: United States, Colorado, Lake, North Fork West Tennessee Creek; Tennesee Creek Basin, 8.2 mi. north of Leadville, then 2.4 mi. generally west on County Road 9 and Forest Road 131, not quite to Lily Lake, 12.5 km. north northeast of the GNIS location of Leadville.
39.35041923 -106.3615179 WGS 1984
Elevation: 3200 meters (10496ft)
Habitat: Mixed pine forest and abandoned beaver dams.
Variety glacialis if infraspecific names are to be applied.; perennial herb, 50 cm, caudex taprooted; stem, proximal stem glabrous to distal stem pilose; leaves, alternate, largest petiole 60 mm to sessile distally, blade 120 mm x 30 mm wide, reduced distally, oblanceolate to ovate distally, entire, glabrous to sparsely pilose distally, especially on veins, margins, ciliate; inflorescence, #1-3 per stem, showy, flat-topped, >leaves; peduncles, 40-70 mm; involucre, 11 mm x 20 mm, wide, hemispheric; phyllaries, 3+- series, 8 mm x 1 mm, wide, green with purple tips, glandular, margins, flat; flowers, 2 kinds; ray flowers #30-40, tube 3 mm + blade 11 mm x 2.5 mm wide, coiling, blue, fertile; disk flowers, many, tube 3.5 mm + lobes, 0.5 mm, expanding slightly, yellow, bisexual; pappus, single series, many, well-developed, capillary bristles, 2.4-3.6 mm; anther, 1.5 mm, base rounded; cypsela, 1.8 mm x 0.3 mm wide, compressed front to back, brown, hirsute, no beak