Erigeron quercifolius

Oakleaf Fleabane

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Erigeron philadelphicus var. quercinus

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft tall by .5-.75 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,yellow,lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Meadow or wildflower garden.
Considerations:Can become weedy.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:6.1 to 7.5



Attracts pollinators.

Native Habitats:Pine flatwoods and disturbed areas

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


Ethnobotany:It is said that if you burn the foliage, that it chases away fleas and other pests.