Seaside Daisy

(Erigeron glaucus)
 
Seaside Daisy
Seaside Daisy near Baker Beach.

Will Elder, NPS

 

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.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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