Parish's fleabane is a fairly uncommon perennial growing to about 14"
tall from a thick taproot and a woody root-crown, with silver stems
covered with soft appressed hairs. The leaves are linear to oblanceolate-linear,
the basal ones to 2-1/4" long and often withered at anthesis, and
the cauline reduced. The involucre is 1/4" high, greenish
and puberulent, with lance-linear, imbricate phyllaries, and each head
has from 30 to 50 rose to lavender ray flowers. This species of
Erigeron may be found growing on dry slopes in joshua tree and
pinyon-juniper woodland and creosote bush scrub from 2500' to 6000'
in the southern Mojave Desert and around the north base of the San Bernardino
Mountains, particularly in Cushenbury Canyon. It blooms from May
Click here for Latin name derivations: 1) Erigeron
Pronunciation: er-IJ-er-on PARE-ish-ee-eye.
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