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Verbesina microptera (Texas crownbeard)
Pyle, Lynn

Verbesina microptera

Verbesina microptera DC.

Texas Crownbeard

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Verbesina microptera var. mollissima, Verbesina texana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

8 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Deltoid , Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Truncate
Inflorescence: Head
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Distribution: Tex.; Mexico (Nuevo León, Tamaulipas).
Native Habitat: Swales, disturbed sites; 10–100 m.

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:

National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0986 Collected Nov 6, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-30
Research By: DEW

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