Asteraceae
Erigeron aliceae

Alice Eastwood Daisy

Ascending stems with inflorescence branches at midstem. Leaves large, the lower ones to 8 in. long, oblong, hairy on both sides, entire or slightly toothed. Upper leaves become smaller, sessile. Flower heads on long stalks, with 45–80 ray flowers 1/3–1/2 in. long, white, drying to lavender pink, slightly coiling around yellow disks. Grows in shady to open, moist to dry places. Easily confused with wandering daisy, E. peregrinus, which has spoon-shaped, hairless leaves. Discovered in Siskiyou Mountains in 1900 by Thomas Howell, the most prolific plant hunter of Oregon. Named for Alice Eastwood, then curator at the California Academy of Sciences.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--28 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic NP, Mt. Hood
  • Native: Yes