Sketch by John Muir
This daisy-like plant was named by Harvard botanist Asa Gray. Gray classified this species from a sample sent to him from Alaska by John Muir. Muir discovered the plant near Cape Thompson in northwestern Alaska.
|Scientific Name:||Erigeron muirii|
|Common Name:||Muir's Fleabane|
|Habitat:||Dry, south-facing fellfields, bluffs, terraces, alluvial fans, gravels and sandstone outcrops. Usually in sparsely vegetated communities.|
|Taxonomic Comments:||A distinctive Beringian species, endemic to northern Alaska. caespitosus Nuttall, E. yperboreus E.L. Greene and E. grand (Murray, 1980)|
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