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Verbesina oreophila (Mountain crownbeard)
Anderson, Wynn

Verbesina oreophila

Verbesina oreophila Woot. & Standl.

Mountain Crownbeard

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

22 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate , Opposite
Leaf Shape: Deltoid , Elliptic , Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Truncate
Size Notes: Up to about 3 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: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: N.Mex., Tex.; Mexico (Coahuila).
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes, limestone; 15002100 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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1241 Collected 2008-10-26 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

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


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

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