Erigeron heliographis

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Erigeron heliographis

Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Erigeron
Species: E. heliographis
Binomial name
Erigeron heliographis
G.L.Nesom

Erigeron heliographis is a rare species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name Heliograph Peak fleabane. It is endemic to Arizona, where it occurs only in the Pinaleno Mountains in Graham County.[1]

This perennial herb grows a few centimeters tall from a taproot and caudex. The rough-haired leaves are linear or lance-shaped and 1 to 4 centimeters long. The flower head contains 20 to 23 white ray florets 5 to 8 millimeters long.[2]

This plant is known from two peaks in the Pinaleno Mountains of Arizona. It occurs at an elevation between 8500 and 10,400 feet, growing in rocky, forested habitat.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erigeron heliographis. The Nature Conservancy.
  2. ^ Erigeron heliographis. Flora of North America.

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