Science Art: (Loddiges 590) Erigeron alpinum by W. Miller

Another William Miller illustration – this time, a simple flower study in color.

Odd how spending a few moments looking at this Erigeron alpinum leaves me feeling just as mortal as Miller’s skull study. Maybe it’s just me… but the name “erigeron” comes from the Greek, Wikipedia says: “eri” means “early” and “geron” means “old age.” They turn white soon after blooming, like prematurely gray hairs.

It’s a wildflower of the Pyrenees.