SYN: Aster alpigenus
Genus changed to Oreostemma in 2010.
There are three varieties of which ours is var. alpigenus.
Note thin oblanceolate (grass like) leaves with rounded tips. Prostate reddish-purple hairless flower stem that upturns to single flower.
taken in Mineral King Valley in Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Central California.
Possibly Western Mountain Aster, Aster occidentalis or Hoary Aster, Machaeranthera canescens ??? Wandering Daisy, Erigeron peregrinus?
Tiny lavender flowers on trail to Tokopah Falls, Sequoia.
Aster chilensis ???; California Aster ???