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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Verbesina||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex A. Gray subsp. exauriculata (B.L. Rob. & Greenm.) J.R. Coleman
Habit: Plant 15--130 cm; odor unpleasant. Stem: densely short-hairy. Leaf: alternate except nodes near base opposite; blade lanceolate to triangular-ovate, 3-veined from base, coarsely dentate. Inflorescence: heads 1--many; peduncle subtended by leaf-like bracts; phyllaries in 2 or 3 +- equal series, 8--10 mm, lance-linear, acute, +- strigose; paleae 6--8 mm, abruptly acuminate. Ray Flower: ray orange-yellow, generally 8--10 mm, +- 3-lobed. Disk Flower: corolla 5--6 mm; anthers yellow to light brown. Fruit: ray fruit 3--4 mm, obovoid, 3-sided, wing 0, pappus 0; disk fruit 4--6.5 mm, obovate, flattened, brown or black, soft-hairy, wing wide, +- white, corky, pappus awns 2, 1--2.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=34.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, roadsides, fields; Elevation: generally <= 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV, s CCo, SCoR, SCo, DSon; Distribution Outside California: western North America; native Arizona to Great Plains, Mexico. Toxicity: TOXIC to livestock but unpalatable. Flowering Time: May--Jan
Synonyms: Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex A. Gray var. exauriculata B.L. Rob. & Greenm.
Unabridged Note: A 2nd variety in eastern North America.
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Verbesina dissita
Next taxon: Viguiera
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil 2016. Verbesina encelioides subsp. exauriculata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=6252, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.