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Verbesina occidentalis (Yellow crownbeard)
Brundage, Stephanie

Verbesina occidentalis

Verbesina occidentalis (L.) Walter

Yellow Crownbeard, Small Yellow Crownbeard, Crownbeard

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Phaethusa occidentalis

USDA Symbol: veoc

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate , Opposite
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Inflorescence: Corymb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , KY , MD , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-03-21
Research By: WMWW

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