Pluchea odorata

Salt marsh fleabane

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual - perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   summer - fall
  • Flower Color:   purple
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   medium - high
  • Salt Tolerance:   high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   4,950,000

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Pluchea odorata

Common Name:Salt marsh fleabane

Pluchea odorata, a angiosperm, is a annual, perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:
Plant Community(s):Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Marsh (note: this has been expanded to include all freshwater wetlands)
Habitat:coastal salt-marsh freshwater-marsh

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

ContraCosta, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Merced, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Solano, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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