Common Name: White Crownbeard
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heads--even though Verbesina virginica has disk and ray flowers, there are often only a few ray corollas present per head
leaf--what kind of leaf shape is present here? Judging by this leaf, would you guess that this species prefers living in the sun or in the shade?
|stems--the stems in V. virginica are winged! The leaf bases actually continue down the stem for a little bit, creating this effect.|
|leaves--the leaves of this species are pretty big!||habit--V. virginica is a fall-flowering plant. While you can tell from the leaves that some insects like to munch on the leaves, deer and cattle will avoid the leaves of this species.|