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Alpine Daisy

Erigeron pygmaeus


This wildflower is native to eastern California and western Nevada, where it grows in mountain forests, flats, and talus. It is a very small daisy, not exceeding 6 centimeters in height. It forms clumps of hairy, glandular foliage with leaves under four centimeters in length. The inflorescence holds a single small flower head with dark phyllaries and a corolla up to a centimeter wide. The center is filled with golden yellow disc florets and the ray florets are purple.


Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite NP, CA.

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California, USA

Spotted on Dec 25, 2014
Submitted on Dec 25, 2014

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