Verbesina Encelioides, or more commonly know as Golden Crownbeard, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Verbesina. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 2 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is summer, blooms during summer, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Verbesina Encelioides or Golden Crownbeard's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
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