Spreading Fleabane

Erigeron divergens

Also called Branching Fleabane, Desert Fleabane, Fleabane Daisy and Spreading Daisy this is an annual that can perennialize in warmer climates.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Found throughout the western U.S., northern Baja California and into Mexico
Family: Astraceae
Size: 18″ high
Sun: Full to part sun
Watering: Low to moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Hardy to 0 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval host for Checkerspot butterflies, the Hooded Owlet moth, the White-lined Sphinx Moth and Flower moths. Nectar plant for butterflies and native bees.
Notes: Widely variable form. Has a taproot and sometimes a caudex.


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