is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family
known by the common name leafy fleabane
. This wildflower is native to western North America from Oregon
to Baja California
, where it can be found in many habitats. There are several varieties. In general, this is an erect, clumping and branching perennial daisy growing from woody roots to heights of anywhere between 20 centimeters and one meter. Unlike some other fleabanes, it has leaves evenly spaced all over the stem. They may be thready or wide and flat, and are between one and seven centimeters long. Atop each branch of the leafy stem is an inflorescence
of one to several flower heads
, each one to one and a half centimeters wide. The head has a center of golden disc florets and a fringe of up to 60 pale to medium purple ray florets.