Erigeron pumilus var. intermedius
Brittonia 6: 180. 1947.
36, inner of 12–16 (–20) bristles. 2n = 18, ray corollas usually pink, sometimes white. disc corollas: indurate portions relatively dull, glabrous or slightly puberulent. pappi: outer of coarse bristles or setiform scales.
Phenology: Flowering May–Aug.
Habitat: Moist or dry soil, meadows or sagebrush
Elevation: 1200–2300(–2800) m
B.C., Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.
Variety gracilior was described by A. Cronquist (1947) as “plants slender, the larger stems either not more than 1.5 mm thick near the base or bearing fewer than 5 heads.” Such plants occur mostly in the southern part of the variety’s range (mostly Idaho and Oregon, some in Washington); while the gracile tendency seems real, many arbitrary identifications must be made if two taxa are recognized.