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Pinyon Oaks Subdivision - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Verbesina encelioides - golden crownbeard

Plant Form: Forb or Subshrub

Family: Asteraceae

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Pinyon Oaks Subdivision
Sue Smith
Pinyon Oaks Subdivision
Sue Smith
Pinyon Oaks Subdivision
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Pinyon Oaks Subdivision
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual
General Desc: Multi-branch annual with overall rounded form. Considered by some authorities to be weedy or invasive and will grow in disturbed areas.
Identification notes: Achenes with 2 white wings and strongly appressed, leaves toothed, leaves all or mostly alternate, corollas of disc flowers tubular, ray flowers strap-like distinguishes this species from other Asteraceae.
Height: 3 feet


Habitat Description: Roadsides, waste areas and washes.
Plant Communities: Riparian, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: Below 7000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow     Shape: Daisy or dandelion-like not in clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Mar - Jul
Description: Rays are notched into 3 lobes. Both ray and disc flowers are yellow, to 2 inches wide. Has two germination periods: early from March to July and later from July to December.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Triangular     Leaf Margin: Toothed     Leaf Attachment: Alternate and opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: No     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Varies in shape and attachment. Mostly narrow and triangular in shape and alternate. To 4 inches long.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Grayish brown and white   
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Notes: Achenes to 3/8 inch long with 2 white wings.

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