Erigeron aureus (Alpine yellow fleabane) is a species of flowering plant in the family Erigeron, native to the mountains of western North America. It is a short-lived herbaceous perennial growing to 10 cm (4 in), rarely 20 cm (8 in). It has tufts of hairy grey-green leaves with large solitary yellow daisy-like flowers (actually composite flower-heads) to 2.5 cm (0.98 in) wide, appearing in summer. The specific epithet aureus means “golden yellow”. In nature it inhabits ridges, crevices and rocky slopes, and is suitable for cultivation in a rockery, wall or similar sunny, well-drained site. The cultivar ‘Canary Bird’, longer-lived than the species, has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit


Flower Family: Sunflower
Scientific Name: Erigeron aureus
Usual Color: Yellow


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