Erigeron foliosus facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsErigeron foliosus
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In general, Erigeron foliosus is an erect, clumping and branching perennial daisy growing from woody roots to heights of anywhere between 20 centimetres (7.9 in) and 1 metre (3.3 ft).
Unlike some other fleabanes, it has leaves evenly spaced all over the stem. They may be thready or wide and flat, and are between 1–7 centimetres (0.39–2.76 in) long.
Atop each branch of the leafy stem is an inflorescence of one to several flower heads, each one to 1.5 centimetres (0.59 in) wide. The head has a center of golden yellow disc florets surrounded by a fringe of up to 60 pale to medium purple ray florets.
The recognized varieties of Erigeron foliosus include:
- Erigeron foliosus var. confinis (Howell) Jeps. — endemic to Klamath Mountains in northwestern California + southwestern Oregon
- Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus — California (from Amador + San Mateo Counties south to San Diego County), Baja California
- Erigeron foliosus var. franciscensis G.L.Nesom — endemic to San Francisco Bay Area
- Erigeron foliosus var. hartwegii (Greene) Jeps. — California, Oregon
- Erigeron foliosus var. mendocinus (Greene) G.L.Nesom — Mendocino erigeron, Mendocino fleabane; Mendocino and Del Norte County, California
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