Asteraceae
Erigeron eatonii

Eaton's Fleabane

Prostrate to upright. Stem with no to few branches from lower stem, upward-pointing hairs. Leaves narrow, 3-veined, mostly basal, present at blooming; stem leaves much smaller. Flower heads usually held singly on long stalk. Ray flowers white, tinted blue or pink on underside, slightly twisted. Grows in sandy rocky flats in sagebrush or pine, juniper scrub, open grasslands, at mid- to high elevations. Var. villosus, Eaton's shaggy daisy, has conspicuous long white hairs on underside of head, more hairs throughout, no glands.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--12 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens, Wallowas, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes