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Wand-like Fleabane Daisy Back to Plant Page
Erigeron oxyphyllus

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About Wand-like Fleabane Daisy (Erigeron oxyphyllus) Erigeron oxyphyllus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name wand fleabane. It is native to northwestern Mexico (State of Sonora) and the southwestern United States (mostly Arizona but with a few populations in the Whipple Mountains just west of the Colorado River in California). Erigeron oxyphyllus is a branching perennial herb up to 25 centimeters (10 inches) tall, producing a woody taproot. The leaves and the stem are covered with hairs. The plant generally produces 1-3 flower heads per stem, each head with 12-45 white, blue, or lavender ray florets surrounding numerous yellow disc florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
9.8 in (24.9 cm)

Flower Color
White, Lavender, Blue

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2135' - 3138'

Annual Precip. ?
8.6" - 11.3"

Summer Precip. ?
1.97" - 2.56"

Coldest Month ?
53.2° F - 56.4° F

Hottest Month ?
79.0° F - 83.3° F

Humidity ?
9.02 vpd - 36.35 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Wand 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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