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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Erigeron glaucus Ker-Gawl.
Seaside fleabane, Seaside daisy
USDA Symbol: ERGL3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Seaside fleabane or seaside daisy multiply branched, 6-16 in. stems form compact, leafy tufts with broad, pale-green to blue-green leaves. Bristly-hairy, sticky stems grow from a basal rosette, each long branch topped by a flower head with many narrow pale pink or lavender rays surrounding a yellowish disk. Large, aster-like flower heads, with violet rays and yellow centers, adorn the branch tips.
Succulence is a common feature of seaside plants, and this daisy is unusual in its genus, for it, too, is slightly succulent.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
CA , OR Native Distribution:
Coastal areas from San Luis Obispo Co., CA to Clatsop Co., OR Native Habitat:
Coastal bluffs, sandhills & beaches below 500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Seaside daisy should be cut back every 2-3 years.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by divisions, cutting or seed. Seeds require light for germination.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff