Daisy, Narrow-leaved;  Erigeron foliosus

Late Bloomer.  Daisy-like flowers, bluish rays, yellow disks.  Also called Foothill Fleabane, Leafy Daisy. 

Notes:  Aster (Sunflower) family.  Pink to pale blue flowers, linear leaves covered with many short hairs.  Prefer grassy, dry slopes.  Ours grow on the left slopes before the French Corral Creek Bridge, and along the river bank below and beyond.  The genus Erigeron has about 375 species worldwide.  Erigeron means ‘early old age.’

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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
    Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
        Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
            Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
                Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons
                    Subclass Asteridae
                        Order Asterales
                            Family Asteraceae -- Aster family
                                Genus Erigeron L. -- fleabane
                                    Species Erigeron foliosus Nutt. -- leafy fleabane

Contains 5 Varieties and 5 accepted taxa overall

Daisy, Narrow-leaved  (Erigeron foliosus)