Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Verbesina encelioides
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Asteraceae -- The Sunflower Family Bibliography
      Verbesina encelioides

Common name(s): crown-beard, golden crown-beard
General Information
DistributionNative 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.
Achenes winged.
2n = 34