SEARCH AND WILDFLOWER HOME PAGE     WHITE FLOWERS      CONTACT US

Click to read about the Erigeron genus.

Erigeron sivinsi
Erigeron sivinsi
Erigeron sivinsi

Erigeron sivinski

Erigeron sivinski (Sivinski's Fleabane, Sivinski's Daisy)
Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

Semi-desert. Openings, woodlands, shrublands. Spring, summer.
Six Mile Canyon, east of Gallup, New Mexico, May 3, 2015.

Erigeron sivinski grows exclusively on the Chinle Formation.

Erigeron sivinsi

Erigeron sivinsii

Erigeron sivinski (Sivinski's Fleabane, Sivinski's Daisy)
Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

Semi-desert. Openings, woodlands, shrublands. Spring, summer.
Six Mile Canyon, east of Gallup, New Mexico, May 3, 2015.

Erigeron sivinski is a standout on the barren Chinle shale that it inhabits. It grows from a thick taproot with numerous branches. Basal leaves grow thickly from the caudex, often outward and then upward and they and the stem leaves are linear and bright green with stiff hairs.

Flower heads are solitary at the end of the stems and the white ray flowers curl pink as they wither.

Click to read more about Erigeron sivinski on the New Mexico Rare Plants web page.

In 1991 Guy Nesom named and described this species of Erigeron from collections made by Bob Sivinski, botanist for the New Mexico Forestry Division. (Click for more biographical information about Sivinski.)

Erigeron sivinski

Range map © John Kartesz,
Floristic Synthesis of North America

State Color Key

Species present in state and native
Species present in state and exotic
Species not present in state

County Color Key

Species present and not rare
Species present and rare
Species extirpated (historic)
Species extinct
Species noxious
Species exotic and present
Native species, but adventive in state
Eradicated
Questionable presence

Erigeron sivinski

Range map for Erigeron sivinski