Taxon: Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex A. Gray

Genus: Verbesina
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 41178
Place of publication: W. H. Brewer et al., Bot. California 1:350. 1876
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Nov-2014
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 17 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Hidalgo, Jalisco, Oaxaca
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Utah

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Egypt Sinai
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • Northern America

    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Baja Norte, Baja Sur, Sinaloa
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Montana
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Tennessee
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Puebla, Queretaro
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Nevada
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: U.S. Outlying Islands Midway Islands; United States Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Bahamas ; Cuba ; Hispaniola ; Puerto Rico
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile ; Paraguay Alto Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Ecuador Guayas, Manabi


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Check other web resources for Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex A. Gray :


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image