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Southern-fleabane, Oakleaf fleabane
Erigeron quercifolius

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

General Landscape Uses: Wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: Typically 3-9 inches in height. Many plants may occur together forming large masses.

Growth Rate: Fast.

Range: 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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands, prairies and moist disturbed sites.

Soils: 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 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: Showy.

Flowering Season: All year; peak spring-summer.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene. All year.

Wildlife and Ecology: Nectar plant for zarucco duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) butterflies.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.

Comments: Spreads readily from seed in the garden and may become a little weedy.

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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