Erigeron vagus


Univ. Wyoming Publ. Sci., Bot. 1: 179. 1926

Common names: Rambling fleabane
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 301. Mentioned on page 265.
Perennials, 2–4(–5.5) cm (cespitose, relatively loose); taprooted, caudices diffuse with extensive system of relatively long, slender, rhizomelike branches. Stems erect (simple, ± scapiform), sparsely hirsute, sparsely to densely minutely glandular. Leaves basal (persistent) and cauline; blades spatulate, (5–)10–25(–30) × 4–10 mm, distal cauline bractlike, margins 3–5-lobed (lobes rounded), ultimately entire, faces finely puberulent, minutely glandular. Heads 1. Involucres 5–7 × 8–16 mm. Phyllaries in 2–3 series (purplish), hirsute to villoso-hirsute (hairs without colored crosswalls), minutely glandular. Ray florets 25–40; corollas white to pink, 4–7 mm, laminae coiling. Disc corollas 3–3.8 mm. Cypselae 1.9–2.2 mm, 2-nerved, faces finely strigoso-hirsute; pappi: outer 0 (or inconspicuous), inner of ca. 20 bristles. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering late Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Rocky habitats, especially taluses, ponderosa pine, bristlecone pine, alpine meadows
Elevation: 2400–4400 m



Calif., Colo., Nev., Oreg., Utah.


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Facts about "Erigeron vagus"
AuthorGuy L. Nesom +
AuthorityPayson +
Common nameRambling fleabane +
DistributionCalif. +, Colo. +, Nev. +, Oreg. + and Utah. +
Elevation2400–4400 m +
HabitatRocky habitats, especially taluses, ponderosa pine, bristlecone pine, alpine meadows +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
PhenologyFlowering late Jun–Aug. +
Publication titleUniv. Wyoming Publ. Sci., Bot. +
Publication year1926 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V20 645.xml +
SynonymsAchaetogeron + and Trimorpha +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon nameErigeron vagus +
Taxon parentErigeron +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 20 +