Cut Leaved Daisy 2011

Ansel Adams Wilderness, Garnet Lake, August 2011

  • Erigeron compositus Pursh
  • Alpine daisy, Cutleaf daisy, Dwarf mountain fleabane
  • Asteraceae (Aster Family)
  • Synonym(s): Erigeron compositus var. discoideus, Erigeron compositus var. glabratus, Erigeron compositus var. multifidus, Erigeron compositus var. typicus, Erigeron trifidus
  • USDA Symbol: ERCO4
  • USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

A dwarf, cushion-like plant with compact mounds of woolly, pinnately divided leaves. Short flower stalks rise from the matte leaves and bear a single miniature, white, pink or bluish, daisy-like flower with a yellow center.

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