Verbesina lindheimeri B.L. Rob. & Greenm.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: VELI2
This species is named after Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer (1801-1879) who is often called the Father of Texas Botany because of his work as the first permanent-resident plant collector in Texas. In 1834 Lindheimer immigrated to the United States as a political refugee. He spent from 1843-1852 collecting specimens in Texas. In 1844 he settled in New Braunfels, Texas, and was granted land on the banks of the Comal River, where he continued his plant collecting and attempted to establish a botanical garden. He shared his findings with many others who shared his interest in botany, including Ferdinand von Roemer and Adolph Scheele. Lindheimer is credited with the discovery of several hundred plant species. In addition his name is used to designate forty-eight species and subspecies of plants. He is buried in New Braunfels. His house, on Comal Street in New Braunfels, is now a museum.
From the Image Gallery
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: May bloom as early as May.
Native Distribution: Central Texas south to Coahuila in northern Mexico
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Verbesina lindheimeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Verbesina lindheimeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Verbesina lindheimeri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-04-19
Research By: TWC Staff