Erigeron compactus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names cushion daisy, fernleaf fleabane, and compact daisy.
Erigeron compactus is native to the woodlands and slopes of the western United States. It has been found in Nevada, western Utah, and eastern California (El Dorado, Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino Counties, and extreme eastern Fresno County).
Erigeron compactus is a small perennial herb rarely reaching a maximum height of 10 centimeters (4 inches). It grows in fuzzy patches and clumps of fleshy leaves, each no more than 2.5 centimeters (1 inche) long and somewhat rounded in cross-section. It erects short, hairy stems each holding a single flower head about a centimeter (0.4 inches) wide. The head has a yellow center of disc florets surrounded by white, pink, or bicolored (white with lilac stripe) ray florets.
- The Plant List, Erigeron compactus S.F.Blake
- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Erigeron compactus S.F. Blake fern leaved fleabane, fernleaf fleabane
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Flora of North America, Erigeron compactus S. F. Blake, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 35: 78. 1922. Fern-leaf fleabane
- NatureServe Explorer
- The Jepson eFlora 2013
- United States Department of Agriculture plants profile
- CalPhotos photo gallery, University of California
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