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Plant Details

Verbesina occidentalis

Southern Crownbeard

Scientific Name:

Verbesina occidentalis

Common Name:

Southern Crownbeard

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Size in Feet:

7

Light:

Sun - part sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Aug - Oct

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Forests, woodlands, pastures, and roadsides, especially abundant in alluvial areas or upslope over mafic or calcareous rocks. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Sometimes confused with Common WingStem (Verbesina alternifolia) - Wingstem has alternate leaves as indicated by the name "alternifolia." Southern Crownbeard has opposite leaves.

This plant has special value to bumblebees and honeybees.

Plants

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Blooms

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Stem & Leaf

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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