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Verbesina lindheimeri (Lindheimer's crownbeard)
Leander, Bruce

Verbesina lindheimeri

Verbesina lindheimeri B.L. Rob. & Greenm.

Lindheimer's crownbeard

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: veli2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: May bloom as early as May.

Distribution

USA: TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special 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 Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Verbesina lindheimeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Verbesina lindheimeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Verbesina lindheimeri

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-04-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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