Carolinas and Georgia

1603

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Verbesina occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbesina occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-66-003:
Verbesina occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phaethusa occidentalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard


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Look for it in forests, woodlands, pastures, & roadsides, esp abundant in alluvial areas or upslope over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black/Brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Verbesina occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard