Asteraceae
Erigeron aphanactis

Rayless Shaggy Fleabane

Densely matted. Stems covered in spreading, stiff hairs. Basal leaves 2–3 in., with varied petiole lengths, toothed, with stiff hairs; few stem leaves decreasing in size, sessile at top. Flower heads are large, rayless, bright yellow disks. Grows in dry hot places among sagebrush or juniper scrub at 4000–8500 ft.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Biennial, Perennial
  • Height: 3--10 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
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  • Native: Yes