[Members of the Sunflower Family with Discoide Flower Heads East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Fleabanes or Daisies with Button-like (Discoid) Flower HeadsEast of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Erigeron

Bloomer's Daisy, Scabland Fleabane: Erigeron bloomeri var. bloomeri (Synonym: Erigeron bloomeri var. typicus)

Scabland fleabane blooming at the base of the old Calamity Butte Lookout, southern Malheur National Forest............July 18, 2010.

Basin Rayless Daisy, Basin Rayless Fleabane, Rayless Shaggy Erigeron: Erigeron aphanactis var. aphanactis - A low growing daisy with yellowish discoid flowers, linear-pblanceolate to spatulate basal leaves, and occasionally a number of leaves on the stems. Pistillate flowers are present.

Bloomer's Fleabane, Scabland Erigeron: Erigeron bloomeri var. bloomeri (Synonym: Erigeron bloomeri var. typicus) -

Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Austin's Fleabane: Erigeron chrysopsidis var. austiniae (Synonyms: Erigeron austiniae, Erigeron chrysopsidis ssp. austiniae) - A low growing mat plant, with many spreading hairs on stems. Leaves are narrowly oblanceolate and mostly basal. Flower heads are yellow, and may be with or without ray flowers. If rayless, the female flowers are present. No pistillate flowers present in the rayless varieties.

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

California Rayless Daisy, Rayless Daisy, Unadorned Fleabane: Erigeron inornatus var. inornatus -

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