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Fleabane

Erigeron divergens

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Annual
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Has Spines No
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season July-October
Leaf Description .
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Elevation Range 2500-5500 ft.
Ethnobotany Aerial parts are sometimes used to make oil to treat pets for fleas (Hence the common name - fleabane).
Description A common grass South of I-40 in Arizona where it is found on slopes, often in association with other native grass species such as grama grasses (Bouteloua spp.) and Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia spp.). This species can get quite a bit taller than other grasses, often reaching 3-4 feet with airy, open inflorescences (flowering heads). The wide elevation range of this species makes it a good candidate for gardens in the desert up to those In oak/juniper woodlands. Interplant with other native grasses, for a layered effect.