Oakleaf fleabane, Southern fleanbane
Erigeron quercifolius

Landscape Uses:

Wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Typically 3-9 inches in height. Many plants may occur together forming large masses.
Growth Rate:
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; Bahamas. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Pinelands, prairies and moist disturbed sites.
Moist to wet, well- to moderately-drained freshwater soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without significant injury.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White to lavender and yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Flowering Season:
All year; peak spring-summer.
Inconspicuous achene. All year.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for zarucco duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) butterflies. Attracts bees and other insect pollinators.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Spreads readily from seed in the garden and may become a little weedy. See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page.

Chuck McCartney
Chuck McCartney
Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton