Asteraceae
Erigeron compositus

Cut-Leaved Daisy

Tuft small. Stems glandular, unbranched, usually leafless. Basal leaves spoon-shaped, always lobed, sometimes divided again, usually covered with hairs, sometimes densely so. Flower head solitary; purple-tipped bracts form a cup holding white, pink, or blue ray flowers, or sometimes, in higher altitudes, rayless. Many yellow disk flowers. Grows in sandy, rocky soils at mostly mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--10 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine, East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, Wallowas, Steens, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes