|Dicotyledon|| Literature for Verbesina encelioides
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
|Asteraceae -- The Sunflower Family||Bibliography|
Common name(s): crown-beard, golden crown-beard
|Distribution||Native to Mexico and southwestern United States.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kure, Midway, Pearl and Hermes, Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Kaho`olawe, Hawai`i.|
||Taprooted annual herbs; stems 2-10 dm long, many-branched.
||Leaves opposite, upper ones alternate, ovate or deltate, 4-15 cm long, 2-10 cm wide, both surfaces canescent-strigose, sometimes less so on upper surface, margins coarsely and often irregularly serrate, petioles dilated at base to form a pair of stipule-like auricles.
||Heads solitary at the ends of long peduncles or in clusters of 2-3, radiate; involucral bracts ca. 15, green, subequal, linear, 7-15 mm long; ray florets 10-15 per head, female, rays bright yellow, 10-25 mm long; disk florets numerous, corollas yellow, ca. 8 mm long.
||2n = 34