[Fleabanes and Daisies: The Genus Erigeron East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane

Erigeron divergens

Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus

Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Spreading fleabane as seen north of Spokane, WA..........June 8, 2013.

Flower head of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus) - Flower head of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Involucral bracts of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus) - Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Basal leaf of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Upper stem leaf of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus) - Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus) - Lower stem leaves of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus) - Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Spreading fleabane as seen on a prehistoric flood sandbar on the south side of the Little Spokane River near the Spokane Country Club, Spokane, Washington.........June 8, 2013.

Leaf of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens var. divergens - Involucral bracts of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens var. divergens - Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens var. divergens

Close-ups of a leaf and the involucral bracts of spreading fleabane as seen north of Spokane, WA.........June 21, 2009. Note the spreading hairs along the margins of the leaf as well as on the involucral bracts.

Flower head of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus) - Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus) - Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Spreading fleabane as seen on sandy Missoula Flood deposits to the north of Spokane, Washington........July 5, 2011.

Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus) - Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Flower heads of Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Spreading fleabane as seen on a prehistoric flood sandbar on the south side of the Little Spokane River near the Spokane Country Club, Spokane, Washington.........June 29, 2018.

Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens var. divergens - Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens var. divergens

Spreading fleabane as seen in Spokane in mid-October.

Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

A close-up of the involucral bracts as seen from a potted specimen in the webmaster's garden in Gresham, OR, where it is not native........July 9, 2017. This specimen bloomed the entire winter of 2017-18 at this location (a mild winter).

Basal leaves of Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens var. divergens

Basal leaves of spreading fleabane as seen in Spokane in mid-October.

Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus) - Diffuse Daisy, Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens (Synonyms: Erigeron divergens var. divergens, Erigeron divergens var. typicus)

Spreading fleabane with flower buds on prehistoric flood sand bars on the north side of Five Mile, Spokane, WA..........December 1, 2013.

Paul Slichter