Verbesina virginica — Frostweed, White Crownbeard
by Bob Harms
In N. Hays County, Texas, V. virginica prefers good soil, with abundant seasonal moisture. It often grows to 5 or 6 feet. In the winter it exhibits crystallofolia with strong frosts, hence its common name. The inflorescence is a corymbform cluster of flower heads, each with 5—8 disk flowers and 0—3 ray flowers.
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The stems are often winged