Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides

Posted by @frostweed on
This lovely flower deserves a place of honor in every butterfly garden.

Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides, Asteraceae (Aster Family)

This lovely but very common flower is often overlooked by those looking for more sophisticated plants, but never mind, this plant blooms prolifically from April till frost, with the most brilliant yellow flowers that attract butterflies and insects to their soft buttery centers.

This is an annual that self seeds readily, so once you plant it you won’t need to plant it again. It can take the heat and drought and loves full sun. Its native range covers a very large portion of North America and goes all the way to South America.

This plant is very important because it blooms prolifically without help and provides the abundant nectar that is so important to all of our pollinators at a time when other plants are done for the year.

Cowpen Daisy deserves a prominent place in Texas native landscapes and butterfly gardens.


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Comments and discussion:
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Is it toxic to other plants? by Saloca Mar 25, 2017 9:28 PM 3
Is it invasive? by DonShirer Mar 25, 2017 6:53 AM 17
Cowpen Daisy by mom4gram11 Apr 2, 2016 1:19 PM 1
Love this! by christine2 Mar 19, 2016 2:53 PM 1
One of my Favorites! by stephanietx Mar 19, 2016 10:41 AM 0
Another flower for my garden!!!!! by klc Mar 19, 2016 6:47 AM 1
Thanks by CarolineScott Mar 18, 2016 12:00 PM 6

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