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Eaton's Daisy
Erigeron eatonii
  


About Eaton's Daisy (Erigeron eatonii) Erigeron eatonii is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Eaton's fleabane. This wildflower is native to much of the western United States where it grows in many habitats from grassland to scrub to woodland. It is a small perennial daisy reaching a maximum height of anywhere from 4 to 30 centimeters. It grows from a taproot and has hairy stems which may be erect or drooping. The leaves are narrow and lance-shaped, with three veins and raspy hairs. They are basal and also continue up the stems. Atop each stem is an flower cluster of one or more flower heads, each up to 2.5 centimeters wide. The center is packed with yellow disc florets and there are many short ray florets around the edge which are bright white, sometimes tinted blue or pink on the undersides.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.13 - 1.1 ft (0.04 - 0.34 m)

Form
Mounding

Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
White, Yellow

Flowering Season
Spring
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky flats, and open grassy places

Sun
Sun

Elevation ?
1492' - 10567'

Annual Precip. ?
11.3" - 75.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.64" - 2.73"

Coldest Month ?
24.0° F - 37.7° F

Hottest Month ?
45.9° F - 65.0° F

Humidity ?
0.62 vpd - 19.93 vpd

Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Eaton's 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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