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Erigeron divergens
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Spreading Fleabane
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Erigeron divergens

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About Spreading Fleabane (Erigeron divergens) Erigeron divergens is a flowering plant in the daisy family. Common names include spreading fleabane and branching fleabane. It bears small, attractive daisylike flowers with up to 150 ray flowers, giving the round flowerhead a frilly look. The flowers may be white or a light shade of purple. The plump yellow or greenish-yellow centers are made up of tiny disk flowers. It is a plant of many habitats from desert to low-elevation mountains in western North America, especially the American southwest.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1.5 ft (0.46 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, White, Lavender

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
24' - 9699'

Annual Precip. ?
3.3" - 74.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 2.87"

Coldest Month ?
25.1° F - 63.4° F

Hottest Month ?
50.0° F - 87.8° F

Humidity ?
0.59 vpd - 41.65 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
1, 2*, 3*, 7*, 8, 9, 10*, 11, 12, 14*, 15, 16, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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