[Fleabanes and Daisies: The Genus Erigeron East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington with Discoid Flower Heads]

Cutleaf Daisy, Cut-leaved Daisy, Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Trifid Mountain Fleabane

Erigeron compositus var. glabratus

Cutleaf Daisy, Cut-leaved Daisy, Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Trifid Mountain Fleabane: Erigeron compositus var. glabratus

The photo above shows a rayless specimen of cut-leaved daisy (var. glabratus), from the Steens Mountain summit, Harney County, Oregon.........September 1, 2011.

Characteristics:

Low growing wildflower to 5 inches tall, with haired, fan-shaped leaves, each with cut lobes. Disc flowers yellow, frequently with or without ray flowers in the same population. Ray flowers white. Flowers from May to August.


Habitat:

Found in open, rocky or sandy places from the lowlands to well above timberline. Mostly montane in the Pacific Northwest.


Range:

From Alaska east to Greenland, south to South Dakota, northern Colorado and California, and westward to the Cascade summits of Washington and Oregon.


Involucral bracts of a discoid form of Cutleaf Daisy, Cut-leaved Daisy, Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Trifid Mountain Fleabane: Erigeron compositus var. glabratus - Close-up of a discoid form of a flower head of Cutleaf Daisy, Cut-leaved Daisy, Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Trifid Mountain Fleabane: Erigeron compositus var. glabratus

Compound leaf of Cutleaf Daisy, Cut-leaved Daisy, Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Trifid Mountain Fleabane: Erigeron compositus var. glabratus - Compound leaf of Cutleaf Daisy, Cut-leaved Daisy, Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Trifid Mountain Fleabane: Erigeron compositus var. glabratus

Close-ups of the flower heads and leaves of a rayless specimen of cut-leaved daisy (var. glabratus), from the Steens Mountain summit, Harney County, Oregon.........September 1, 2011.

Cutleaf Daisy, Cut-leaved Daisy, Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Trifid Mountain Fleabane: Erigeron compositus var. glabratus

Cut-leaved daisy (dscoid form) as seen along the South Loop Road about one mile downhill to the west of the East Rim Viewpoint, Steens Mountain...........July 9, 2014.

Cutleaf Daisy, Cut-leaved Daisy, Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Trifid Mountain Fleabane: Erigeron compositus var. glabratus

Cut-leaved daisy (discoid form) as seen at the summit of Table Rock, Monument Rock Wilderness...........August 3, 2011.

Cutleaf Daisy, Cut-leaved Daisy, Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Trifid Mountain Fleabane: Erigeron compositus var. glabratus

The photo above shows a rayless specimen of cut-leaved daisy (var. glabratus), from the Steens Mt, Harney County, OR......8/3/95.

Cut-leaved daisy with white ray flowers.

Paul Slichter