Erigeron purpuratus Greene
FamilyCompositae — APG family: Asteraceae
SynonymsErigeron denalii Nels.
DescriptionStems from branching caudex, leafy at base, naked above, glandular and more or ~ less villous; leaves oblanceolate to spatulate, entire or slightly toothed in apex, vil- lous to glabrate; heads solitary; involucral bracts acuminate, viscid-villous with purplish hairs; ligules white when young, purplish in age, mostly inrolled; pappus reddish-purple; achenes short-haired.
EcologyRiverbanks, gravelly soil; to at least 1,738 meters in McKinley Park, 2,800 meters in the St. Elias Range.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.