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Evermann's fleabane

Habit Perennials, 2–10 cm; taprooted, caudices multicipital or branches relatively long and thick to relatively slender, lignescent.
Stems

erect to ascending, glabrous or sparsely strigose, sometimes sparsely villosulous distally, eglandular.

Leaves

basal, sometimes few cauline;

blades oblanceolate to spatulate (usually folding), 10–40 × 2–7 mm, cauline bractlike or 0, margins entire, faces glabrous or glabrate, eglandular.

Heads

1.

Involucres

5–8 × 7–13 mm.

Ray florets

15–40;

corollas white, 6–10 mm, laminae not coiling or reflexing, straight.

Disc corollas

3.6–4.5 mm.

Phyllaries

in 2–3 series (commonly purplish), sparsely to moderately hirsuto-villous, sometimes sparsely minutely glandular.

Cypselae

3.2–3.5 mm, 2-nerved, faces sparsely strigose;

pappi: outer of setae, inner of 25–35 (stramineous, dull) bristles.

Erigeron evermannii

Phenology Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat Alpine slopes, ridges, outcrops, talus, gravelly slopes, often with whitebark pine
Elevation 2400–3500 m [7900–11500 ft]
Discussion

Erigeron evermannii is superficially similar to E. leiomerus and is sometimes misidentified as such; the latter has wider, more numerous, and merely glandular phyllaries, reflexing rays, non-folding leaves, and leafier stems.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Distribution
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ID; MT
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Parent taxa Asteraceae > tribe Astereae > Erigeron
Sibling taxa
E. abajoensis, E. acomanus, E. acris, E. aequifolius, E. algidus, E. aliceae, E. allocotus, E. alpiniformis, E. anchana, E. annuus, E. aphanactis, E. arenarioides, E. argentatus, E. arisolius, E. arizonicus, E. asperugineus, E. aureus, E. barbellulatus, E. basalticus, E. bellidiastrum, E. bigelovii, E. biolettii, E. blochmaniae, E. bloomeri, E. breweri, E. caespitosus, E. calvus, E. canaani, E. canus, E. cascadensis, E. cavernensis, E. cervinus, E. chrysopsidis, E. clokeyi, E. compactus, E. compositus, E. concinnus, E. consimilis, E. corymbosus, E. coulteri, E. cronquistii, E. davisii, E. decumbens, E. denalii, E. disparipilus, E. divergens, E. eatonii, E. elatior, E. elatus, E. elegantulus, E. elmeri, E. engelmannii, E. eximius, E. filifolius, E. flabellifolius, E. flagellaris, E. flettii, E. foliosus, E. formosissimus, E. garrettii, E. geiseri, E. glabellus, E. glacialis, E. glaucus, E. goodrichii, E. gracilis, E. grandiflorus, E. greenei, E. heliographis, E. hessii, E. howellii, E. humilis, E. hyperboreus, E. hyssopifolius, E. inornatus, E. jonesii, E. kachinensis, E. karvinskianus, E. klamathensis, E. kuschei, E. lackschewitzii, E. lanatus, E. lassenianus, E. latus, E. leibergii, E. leiomerus, E. lemmonii, E. linearis, E. lobatus, E. lonchophyllus, E. maguirei, E. mancus, E. maniopotamicus, E. mariposanus, E. melanocephalus, E. miser, E. modestus, E. muirii, E. multiceps, E. nanus, E. nauseosus, E. nematophyllus, E. neomexicanus, E. nivalis, E. ochroleucus, E. oreganus, E. oreophilus, E. ovinus, E. oxyphyllus, E. pallens, E. parishii, E. parryi, E. peregrinus, E. petrophilus, E. philadelphicus, E. pinnatisectus, E. piperianus, E. piscaticus, E. poliospermus, E. porsildii, E. pringlei, E. procumbens, E. pulchellus, E. pulcherrimus, E. pumilus, E. purpuratus, E. pygmaeus, E. quercifolius, E. radicatus, E. reductus, E. religiosus, E. rhizomatus, E. robustior, E. rybius, E. rydbergii, E. salishii, E. salmonensis, E. sanctarum, E. saxatilis, E. sceptrifer, E. scopulinus, E. serpentinus, E. sionis, E. sivinskii, E. sparsifolius, E. speciosus, E. strigosus, E. subglaber, E. subtrinervis, E. supplex, E. tenellus, E. tener, E. tenuis, E. tracyi, E. trifidus, E. tweedyi, E. uintahensis, E. uncialis, E. uniflorus, E. untermannii, E. ursinus, E. utahensis, E. vagus, E. velutipes, E. vernus, E. versicolor, E. vetensis, E. vicinus, E. vreelandii, E. watsonii, E. wilkenii, E. yukonensis
Name authority Rydberg: Fl. Rocky Mts., 903, 1067. (1917)
Source Flora of North America vol. 20, p. 305.
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