The Early Whitetop Fleabane is a short-lived perennial that can be found in pine flatwoods, savannas, roadside ditches and the edges of ponds.  It is a Florida native found throughout the entire state except for the keys.

Flower stems emerge from a ground-hugging rosette of oval-shaped leaves with smooth margins. The stems grow to about 10-20 inches in height and are branched near the top.  Flower heads about 5/8-inch wide form at the top of each branch.  The heads have 25-40 narrow white ray florets surrounding a yellow disk composed of numerous small yellow florets.  The flowers bloom from March-July.

The photos on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.

Early Whitetop Fleabane        Erigeron vernus

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The range distribution maps for the Early Whitetop Fleabane are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).