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Leafy Fleabane
Erigeron foliosus
About Leafy Fleabane (Erigeron foliosus) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Erigeron foliosus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name leafy fleabane. This wildflower is native to western North America from Oregon to Baja California, where it can be found in many habitats. There are several Varieties: In general, this is an erect, clumping and branching perennial daisy growing from woody roots to heights of anywhere between 20 centimeters and one meter. Unlike some other fleabanes, it has leaves evenly spaced all over the stem. They may be thready or wide and flat, and are between one and seven centimeters long. Atop each branch of the leafy stem is an flower cluster of one to several flower heads, each one to one and a half centimeters wide. The head has a center of golden disc florets and a fringe of up to 60 pale to medium purple ray florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer, Fall

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Part Shade


Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 4.1" - 158.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 6.12", Coldest Month: 24.3" - 57.7", Hottest Month: 48.9" - 86.2", Humidity: 0.05" - 37.09", Elevation: -3814" - 10562"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Hartweg'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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