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PlantFiles: Southern Fleabane, Oakleaf Fleabane
Erigeron quercifolius

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erigeron (er-IJ-er-on) (Info)
Species: quercifolius (kwer-se-FOH-lee-us) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive steadycam3 On Jan 12, 2011, steadycam3 from Houston Heights, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I am unsure as to whether the Fleabane I have is this particular one. The flowerheads on mine may start out lavenderish before turning to white. However the leaves pictured here look the same as mine. They are wildflowers here in my yard but I have captured some and planted some seed. They make a great show early in Spring when nothing but the wood sorrel is blooming. Beautiful, carefree plants.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Miami, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Natchez, Mississippi

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