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Aspen Creek Tr - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Erigeron neomexicanus - New Mexico fleabane

Synonyms: Erigeron delphiniifolius
Other Common Names: oakbelt daisy
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Asteraceae

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Aspen Creek Tr
Sue Smith
Flower heads
Aspen Creek Tr
Sue Smith
Aspen Creek Tr
Sue Smith
Aspen Creek Tr
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Aspen Creek Tr
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial   Similar Species: Erigeron oreophilus
General Desc: Erect perennial with pinnatifid leaves and white daisy-like flowers with yellow centers at the terminal ends of the stems.
Identification notes: Leaf blades pinnatifid, stems are leafy throughout and hairy. White ray flowers are conspicuous, disc flowers are yellow. The only tall and erect Erigeron.
Height: 24 inches


Habitat Description: Open, rocky sites, from grasslands into oak or pine woodlands often with juniper, ponderosa pine and fir.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 4500 - 9500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White ray and yellow disc flowers     Shape: Daisy or dandelion-like in clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Aug - Oct
Description: Ray flowers 70 to 150, very narrow and white; disc flowers are yellow. Flower heads are in clusters at the ends of individual stems, outermost flowerheads are born on longer stems than the inner, bringing all flowers up to a common level.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Pinnatifid     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Basal and alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves are relatively large for Erigeron but sparsely spaced along the stem. Lobes are narrow and linear. Margins can be smooth or serrated.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Notes: Achenes are 2 to 4 nerved and hairy with 10 to 12 bristles at one end.

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