Asteraceae
Erigeron divergens

Diffuse Daisy

Upright, branching at midstem. Basal leaves oblong, about 1 in. long, with short petioles covered with reflexed to spreading hairs; upper leaves smaller, very narrow, but not clasping stem. Flower heads many, about 1/3 in. across, with 100–150 white, pink, or blue ray flowers; yellow disk flowers become wider at the throat, glands near and on flower head. Grows in waste places, dry soils, at low to high elevations in deserts and pine forests.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Biennial
  • Height: 6--18 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
  • Found In: East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes