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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


Annual, perennial herb, shrub. Leaf: simple, opposite or alternate. Inflorescence: heads radiate [discoid], 1 or in few- to many-headed cyme-like clusters; phyllaries in 2–6 equal to very unequal series, free; receptacle flat to conic, paleate; paleae entire, folded around ovaries. Ray flower: pistillate or sterile; corolla ± yellow [white]. Disk flower: 60–150+ (in California); corolla yellow to orange; style branches acute to acuminate. Fruit: ray fruit 3-sided or 0; disk fruit ± elliptic to obovate, compressed, generally wing-margined; pappus 0 or of 2 awns.
± 300 species: temps, tropical mountains, northern hemisphere, South America, Africa. (Derived from Verbena) [Strother 2006 FNANM 21:106–111]
Unabridged references: [Coleman 1966 Madroño 18:129–137; Coleman 1966 Amer Midl Naturalist 76:475–481]

Key to Verbesina

1. Subshrub; leaves sessile, bright green; ray flowers sterile, style 0 ..... V. dissita

1' Annual; leaves petioled, dull green to canescent; ray flowers pistillate, style present ..... V. encelioides subsp. exauriculata


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