Golden Crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: This plant self seeds.


Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioidesCowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides
March 18, 2016

This lovely flower deserves a place of honor in every butterfly garden.

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Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Aug 30, 2012 6:47 AM

Great fall nectar plant for Monarch migration! It is a host plant for Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia).

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Posted by piksihk (Texas - Zone 9a) on May 9, 2013 11:07 AM

Self-sowed freely and grew through our mild winters, resulting in large clumps.

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piksihk On November 21, 2015 Harvested
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piksihk On July 1, 2015 Bloomed
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