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Verbesina nana (Dwarf crownbeard)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Verbesina nana

Verbesina nana (A. Gray) B.L. Rob. & Greenm.

Dwarf Crownbeard

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Wootonella nana, Ximenesia encelioides var. nana, Ximenesia nana


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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Notes: Blooming may extend to October.



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:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-06-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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