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Erigeron foliosus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Tribe  Astereae
Scientific name  Erigeron foliosus
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Erigeron
Higher classification  Fleabane
Erigeron foliosus Erigeron foliosus
Similar  Fleabane, Daisy family, Erigeron bloomeri, Erigeron blochmaniae, Erigeron compactus

Erigeron foliosus, known by the common names leafy daisy and leafy fleabane, is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family.


Erigeron foliosus Wildflowers NPS SAMO NRA Erigeron foliosus var foliosus detail page

Erigeron foliosus is native to western North America from Oregon, through California, into Baja California. It can be found in many habitats, including chaparral, oak woodlands, and rocky talus.

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Erigeron foliosus Erigeron foliosus leafy fleabane Wildflowers of the Pacific

In general, Erigeron foliosus is an erect, clumping and branching perennial daisy growing from woody roots to heights of anywhere between 20 centimetres (7.9 in) and 1 metre (3.3 ft).

Erigeron foliosus Erigeron foliosus Wildflowers in Santa Barbara

Unlike some other fleabanes, it has leaves evenly spaced all over the stem. They may be thready or wide and flat, and are between 1–7 centimetres (0.39–2.76 in) long.

Erigeron foliosus Leafy Daisy Erigeron foliosus

Atop each branch of the leafy stem is an inflorescence of one to several flower heads, each one to 1.5 centimetres (0.59 in) wide. The head has a center of golden yellow disc florets surrounded by a fringe of up to 60 pale to medium purple ray florets.


The recognized varieties of Erigeron foliosus include:

Erigeron foliosus Erigeron foliosus Leafy fleabane NPIN
  • Erigeron foliosus var. confinis (Howell) Jeps. — endemic to Klamath Mountains in northwestern California + southwestern Oregon
  • Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus — California (from Amador + San Mateo Counties south to San Diego County), Baja California
  • Erigeron foliosus var. franciscensis G.L.Nesom — endemic to San Francisco Bay Area
  • Erigeron foliosus var. hartwegii (Greene) Jeps. — California, Oregon
  • Erigeron foliosus var. mendocinus (Greene) G.L.Nesom — Mendocino erigeron, Mendocino fleabane; Mendocino and Del Norte County, California
  • References

    Erigeron foliosus Wikipedia

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