Erigeron divergens Torrey & A. Gray

Spreading Fleabane
Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)


Spreading fleabane is an erect annual with several to many ascending stems often branched near midstem and densely short-pubescent.  The alternate leaves are numerous and mostly linear, although the basal ones are more oblanceolate to obovate, mostly entire-margined but rarely toothed or pinnatifid-lobed.  There are both ray and disk flowers on the numerous heads: rays 75-150, light blue, pinkish or white, and disk flowers yellow.  Spreading fleabane has also been referred to as diffuse daisy, and it grows in dry sandy soils, desert scrub to yellow pine forest in the Laguna, San Gabriel, and San Bernardino Mts to 8000', blooming from March to November.

Click here for Latin name derivations: 1) Erigeron 2) divergens.
Pronunciation: er-IJ-er-on die-VER-jens.
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