|Scientific Name||Verbesina encelioides||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VEEN|
|Common Name||Golden Crownbeard, Cowpen Daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||38601|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy soils, disturbed areas, barnyards, prairies.
Plant: Upright/sprawling annual 1 to 4 ft tall, often in colonies, branching from base and upper portion.
Leaves: Thick, deep green deltoid leaves up to 4 inches long on winged petioles, prominently veined underneath; lower leaves with coarsely toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Bright yellow composite flower heads 2 to 2-1/2 inches across on long, leafless stalks with 12-20 rays deeply 3-toothed at tips; yellow disc flowers; leafy bracts beneath.
Bloom period: April to October.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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