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Erigeron bloomeri
Bloomer's fleabane, scabland fleabane

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central and southeastern Washington; central Washington to California, east to Idaho and Nevada.

Habitat: Dry, open, rocky areas at low to moderate elevations

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, butterflies, flies, apomixis?


Perennial with a tap-root and branched, short woody base, 5-15 cm. tall, the herbage with fine, white hairs aligned in one direction.


Leaves all in a basal cluster, linear, 2-7 cm. long and 0.7-2 mm. wide.


Heads solitary on long peduncles; involucre 5-10 mm. high, with soft hairs; ray and pistillate flowers absent; disk corollas 4.5-7 mm. long, yellow; pappus bristles 25-40, unequal.


Achenes glabrous below, short-hairy above.

Accepted Name:
Erigeron bloomeri A. Gray
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 6: 540. 1865.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Erigeron bloomeri in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Erigeron bloomeri checklist entry

OregonFlora: Erigeron bloomeri information

E-Flora BC: Erigeron bloomeri atlas page

CalPhotos: Erigeron bloomeri photos

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