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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Verbesina nana (A. Gray) B.L. Rob. & Greenm.
Synonym(s): Wootonella nana, Ximenesia encelioides var. nana, Ximenesia nana
USDA Symbol: VENA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Dwarf crownbeard gets its name from the fact that it rarely grows more than 6 inches tall. Its branches grow horizontally as a rule. Leaves are 2 inches long with sharp-toothed margins. The flower heads are 1 1/2 inches across. The bright, lemon-yellow ray flowers are short in relation to the size of the flower head. Disc flowers are slightly brownish-yellow (248).
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Notes: Blooming may extend to October.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff