Erigeron pulchellus is a perennial, colonial herb from rhizomes, forming leafy rosettes, plant hairy, stems 15-60 cm tall, soft, hollow.
Leaves alternate, often widest above middle, basal leaves narrow to almost round, 2-13 cm long, 0.6-5 cm wide, margins usually toothed, stem leaves few, very reduced upwards, base stalkless, slightly clasping stem.
Flowers in radiate heads, ray flowers blue, occasionally pink, 50-100, 0.6-1 cm long, 0.1 cm wide, disk 1-2 cm wide, flowers yellow, bracteate base 0.5-0.7 cm tall, 0.6-2 cm wide, bracts in 2-3 rows, hairy (Flora of North America 1993+); blooms April-June.
Fruit dry, 1-seeded, ca 0.1 cm long, plumed.
Wetland status: FACU.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Open woods, meadows.