Cowpen Daisy

Verbesina encelioides

Also known as the Cowpen Crownbeard and Golden Crownbeard, this annual likes to grow in disturbed areas of the landscape.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Native to most states in the U.S. with the largest populations in the Southwest.
Family: Asteraceae (Aster, Sunflower, Composite, Daisy family)
Size: 2′ – 3′ tall
Growth Rate:
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar plant for 46 bee species and larval host plant for 11 caterpillar species.
Notes: Reseeds readily. Poisonous to grazing animals.


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