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Supple Daisy
Erigeron supplex

About Supple Daisy (Erigeron supplex) Erigeron supplex is a rare species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names supple daisy or supple fleabane. It grows along the coastline and in the Coast Ranges in California, north of San Francisco Bay. It probably remains only in Sonoma and Marin Counties. There is a report of it growing well inland in Shasta County, but this is from a farm and probably a cultivated specimen. Erigeron supplex grows in the scrub of coastal bluffs and grasslands. This is a perennial herb producing an unbranched, hairy, erect stem up to 40 centimeters (16 inches) tall. It is surrounded at the base by oval-shaped leaves several centimeters long. The inflorescence is generally a single flower head one or two centimeters (0. 4-0. 8 inches) wide containing yellow disc florets but no ray florets. The fruit is an achene with a pappus of bristles.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1.3 ft (0.4 m)

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
46' - 2474'

Annual Precip. ?
41.1" - 57.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.64" - 1.50"

Coldest Month ?
41.4° F - 49.1° F

Hottest Month ?
58.7° F - 74.0° F

Humidity ?
0.01 vpd - 24.61 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Supple 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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