Erigeron pallens

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Boland
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I can't say I've stumbled into this one but you hike higher into the mountains than I do.....please post this beauty in the image gallery!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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I sent the photos to eFlora of BC a couple of weeks ago, hoping to get confirmation of the ID.  (The IDs there are done by volunteers, and apparently there is a backlog of photos to go through.) 
I believe it fits the description in Moss' Flora of Alberta (which is essentially the description shown at eFlora of BC), but I'd like to get other opinions before I post the photos in other sites. 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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The photos were accepted at eFlora of B.C. as Erigeron pallens, which is encouraging.
http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas10/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Erigeron%20pallens

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Mark McD
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Lori wrote:

The photos were accepted at eFlora of B.C. as Erigeron pallens, which is encouraging.
http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas10/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Erigeron%20pallens

How excellent, congratulations!  Not only are your taxonomic identification skills validated, but you get your photo into their database and webpage!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Hoy
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Lori, how exiting! Congratulations :o

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Marvelous, Lori!

And I see those two weren't the only photos accepted by eflora of B.C....

How thrilling to be part of such an effort!  :o :o :o

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

cohan
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Yes, congrats, Lori- great to have more online resources! Why is there no Alberta EFlora :(

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Lori S.
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Thanks, all.  I certainly hope the ID is correct, but if it is wrong, I hope someone will point it out.  (It is possible on the eFlora of BC site to send e-mails to the administrator with respect to any photo.)  
The other possibility for this plant is E. lanatus, although that has (proportionally) very large flowers (3-5cm wide, versus 1-2cm wide for E. pallens).  

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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