Lemmon fleabane (Erigeron lemmonii)
A prostrate perennial with a slender taproot growing in dense clumps in crevices and on ledges on vertical cliffs. The stems and leaves are densely covered with non-glandular hairs, stems can be up to 1 m in length, lower leaves are dissected and upper leaves are entire. Flowers look like delicate daisies, with white to light purple outer petals and yellow inner petals, and are at the end of the stems.
- States/US Territories in which the Lemmon fleabane, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Arizona
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- Additional species information
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Southwest Region (Region 2)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
No recovery information is available for the Lemmon fleabane.
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Lemmon fleabane.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Lemmon fleabane.
» Life History
Occurs in crevices and ledges of west-, south-, and north-facing vertical cliffs and on large boulders that have fallen from the limestone cliffs. Elevations from 6,300-7,300 feet. Surrounding vegetation is pine-oak woodland
Flowering occurs from August through October. Bees, flies, and beetles have been observed pollinating the small flowers.
Found in one location in the Huachuca Mountains. Threats primarily from wildfire and drought.
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