Origin of Genus Name: Erigeron is Greek for "an old man in the spring," referring to its early flowering and fluffy white seed heads.
Presidio Locations: Found on coastal bluffs, sand flats and rock hills.
Range In State: Northern and central California coast. The Presidio is the type locality for this species.
Description: This native perennial species of the Sunflower Family has large violet to pale lavender daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and spatula shaped leaves that clump together at the base of the plant in a rosette. Blooms April to August.
Last updated: February 28, 2015