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
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)