Asteraceae
Erigeron linearis

Desert Yellow Daisy

Tuft of stems and very narrow leaves. Stem bases sometimes tinted yellow or purple. Leaves gray, with stiff white hairs pressed to surface. Basal leaves 1–4 in., linear; few stem leaves are similar, smaller, sessile. Flower heads 1/3 in. across, held individually at stem top above leaves, 25–45 yellow ray flowers, yellow disk. Grows in grasslands, sagebrush, on open rocky slopes, at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--12 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
  • Found In: East Gorge, Wallowas, Steens
  • Native: Yes