Erigeron corymbosus

Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 308. 1840.
Common names: Long-leaf fleabane
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 278. Mentioned on page 273.

Perennials, 10–50 cm; taprooted, caudices usually with relatively slender and short, often woody branches. Stems ascending (often purplish proximally), hirsutulous (hairs spreading-deflexed), eglandular. Leaves basal (usually persistent) and cauline; basal blades linear-oblanceolate, (30–)60–160 × 3–8(–14) mm, cauline 3-nerved, gradually or little reduced distally (bases attenuate), margins entire (apices acute), faces hirsutulous, eglandular. Heads 1–10(–16) in loosely corymbiform arrays (on branches from distal 1/2 of stems, often well beyond middle). Involucres 5–7 × 7–13 mm. Phyllaries in 2–3 series, flat, densely hirsute to hirsuto-villous, sometimes sparsely minutely glandular. Ray florets 35–65; corollas blue or less commonly pink, 7–13 mm, laminae coiling at apices. Disc corollas 4–5.3 mm. Cypselae 2–2.5 mm, 2-nerved, faces sparsely strigose; pappi: outer of setae, inner of 20–30 bristles. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Open slopes, grassland, sagebrush, rabbitbrush, openings in ponderosa pine
Elevation: 400–2200 m



B.C., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.


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Guy L. Nesom +
Nuttall +
Long-leaf fleabane +
B.C. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
400–2200 m +
Open slopes, grassland, sagebrush, rabbitbrush, openings in ponderosa pine +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. +
Achaetogeron +  and Trimorpha +
Erigeron corymbosus +
Erigeron +
species +