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Subalpine Fleabane - Erigeron peregrinus
Other Names:  Erigeron glacialis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Fibrous-rooted perennial from a short rhizome. Stems erect, 3–50 cm. Herbage glabrate to sparsely strigose below the inflorescence. Leaves basal and cauline; blades oblanceolate to ovate, 2–15 cm long, entire, becoming clasping above. Heads radiate, usually solitary (2 to 4). Involucres hemispheric, 6–12 mm high; phyllaries in 2 or 3 series, stipitate-glandular. Rays 30 to 80, blue to purple; ligules 8–20 mm long. Disk corollas 3–6 mm long. Achenes ca. 2.5 mm long; pappus in 1 series (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
AK to CA and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 273

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Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Moist meadows, turf, open forest, thickets, often where snow lies late; upper montane, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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    • Fultz, J.E. 2005. Effects of shelterwood management on flower-visiting insects and their floral resources. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 163 p.
    • Hodgson, J.R. 1970. Ecological distribution of Microtus montanus and Microtus pennsylvanicus in an area of geographic sympatry in southwestern Montana. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 65 p.
    • Joslin, G.J. 1975. Behavior and environmental selection by Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) during surrmer and fall in the First and Second Yellow Mule drainages, Madison County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University, Bozeman. 65 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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