Asteraceae
Erigeron subtrinervis

Three-Nerved Daisy

Erect cluster of stems bearing many leaves. Leaves and stems with long spreading hairs; hairs on leaves sometimes only on edges and veins. Lower leaves oval, petioles with extensions on sides; upper leaves wider, with 3 obvious veins, sessile. One to several flower heads held in a cup covered with glands and long spreading hairs; more than 100 purple to blue ray flowers. Grows in meadows, open woods in dry soils, at mid to high elevations. Very similar to E. speciosus, showy daisy.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--24 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Wallowas, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes