Erigeron pumilus

Shaggy Daisy

Cluster of stems, somewhat thick at base, divided top with 1 to several flower heads, stiff dense hairs covering entire plant. Basal leaves many, erect, lance-shaped, to about 3 in. long; stem leaves few, gradually decreasing in size. Flower heads with 50–100 blue, pink, or white reflexed ray flowers and 1/4 in. center of yellow disk flowers. Grows in open places in foothills, valleys, and often among sagebrush. The common name refers to the dense, stiff hairs that give a disheveled appearance.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--20 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
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  • Native: Yes