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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Verbesina occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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, 1938)
Phaethusa occidentalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard


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image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phoc4_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0203c_09a

March    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0204d_06

April    Greenville County    SC

Leaves ovate with winged stalks that extend down the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm210406_9209

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210413_9472

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm0405x_16

May    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Leaf apex acuminate, margin irregularly serrate, base widely cuneate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm200608_5796

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm180716_3416

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm0109b_23a

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm0109f_15a

September    Greenville County    SC

Perennial from 3-7' tall, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm0309a_11

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm060917_001

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm060917_003

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm180905_4565

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm180905_4567

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm180917_4781

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm200916_7229

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm200916_7230

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Ray flowers just emerging, disc flowers not yet opened.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_occidentalis_11

September        

Five or fewer irregularly spaced, drooping yellow rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm121006_298

October    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Phyllaries in 2 series, more or less erect, per Flora of North America.


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image of Verbesina occidentalis, Southern Crownbeard, Yellow Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm121006_301

October    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Disc florets bisexual and fertile, per Flora of North America.

 

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, 1938)
Phaethusa occidentalis

 

Find by scientific name:

1603

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Habitat: forests, woodlands, pastures, and roadsides, especially abundant in alluvial areas or upslope over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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