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Narrow Leaved Fleabane Back to Plant Page
Erigeron linearis

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About Narrow Leaved Fleabane (Erigeron linearis) Erigeron linearis is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name desert yellow fleabane. This wildflower is native to western North America from the high mountains of California to northwestern Canada. This is a small clumping perennial daisy reaching a maximum height of 20 centimeters. Its leaves are mostly basal and are 2 to 9 centimeters long and green with some white coloration. The erect, somewhat hairy, leafless stems each bear a single flower head about a centimeter wide. It has a center of golden yellow disc florets and a fringe of pale to bright yellow ray florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.7 - 1 ft (0.21 - 0.3 m)


Growth Rate

Flower Color
White, Yellow, Green

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Grassy places, and open places, rocky slopes


Elevation ?
4370' - 10590'

Annual Precip. ?
10.3" - 73.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.83" - 2.69"

Coldest Month ?
22.8° F - 35.4° F

Hottest Month ?
46.2° F - 63.2° F

Humidity ?
0.93 vpd - 18.84 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Common Names
Desert Yellow Fleabane

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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