[Rayless Fleabanes: The Genus Erigeron in Mt. Adams Country]

California Rayless Daisy, California Rayless Fleabane, Rayless Fleabane, Unadorned Fleabane

Erigeron inornatus var. inornatus

Involucral bracts of California Rayless Daisy, California Rayless Fleabane, Rayless Fleabane, Unadorned Fleabane: Erigeron inornatus var. inornatus

The photo above shows a close-up of the involucral bracts of rayless daisy as seen along the Willard Springs Trail near the Conboy Lake NWR Headquarters. The rays on this species are totally lacking. Note that the narrow bracts are of several different lengths. Photographed July 28, 2006.

Stem leaf of California Rayless Daisy, California Rayless Fleabane, Rayless Fleabane, Unadorned Fleabane: Erigeron inornatus var. inornatus

The photo above shows a stem leaf of rayless daisy, which is long and narrow but over 1 mm wide.

Inflorescence of California Rayless Daisy, California Rayless Fleabane, Rayless Fleabane, Unadorned Fleabane: Erigeron inornatus var. inornatus

The upper stem and inflorescence of rayless fleabane as seen west of Lakeside Road in the public hunting area in Conboy Lake NWR........July 16, 2008.

Flower head of California Rayless Daisy, California Rayless Fleabane, Rayless Fleabane, Unadorned Fleabane: Erigeron inornatus var. inornatus

The photo above shows a view down on top of the flower head of rayless daisy, which only has disk flowers. No ray flowers are found on this species.

Seed head of California Rayless Daisy, California Rayless Fleabane, Rayless Fleabane, Unadorned Fleabane: Erigeron inornatus var. inornatus - Involucral bracts of California Rayless Daisy, California Rayless Fleabane, Rayless Fleabane, Unadorned Fleabane: Erigeron inornatus var. inornatus

The photos above show the seed head (left) of rayless fleabane and a close-up sideview of the involucre (right) of rayless fleabane as seen atop the western rim of the Klickitat River in the Klickitat River NRCA.........August 17, 2007.

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

The two photos above show good views of the entire plants of California rayless fleabane as seen west of Lakeside Road in the public hunting area of Conboy Lake NWR........July 16, 2008. Click each photo to see an enlarged version.

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

The photo above shows the tall, leafy stems of rayless fleabane topped with clusters of small, rayless flower heads. Photographed in a burn area along the western rim of the Klickitat River a mile or two north of the Klickitat Hatchery........June 17, 2007.

Paul Slichter