Verbesina nana (A. Gray) B.L. Rob. & Greenm.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Wootonella nana, Ximenesia encelioides var. nana, Ximenesia nana
USDA Symbol: VENA
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Notes: Blooming may extend to October.
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:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Verbesina nana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Verbesina nana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Verbesina nana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-06-15
Research By: TWC Staff