Golden crownbeard, cowpen daisy, butter daisy, American dogweed, golden crown-beard or South African daisy;


16042011GS1 from near Panchkula for ID:
The herb about 80-120 cm tall, alternate, ovate-oblong leaves, somewhat lobed, hastate at base, up to 15 cm long; heads radiate, yellow about 6-9 cm across.
Could it be Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Mesa Yellow’ having run wild? , or some thing else! or some some species of Vicoa or Pulicaria.
Was found in an open wasteland along roadside, near Panchkula, photographed on April 9, 2011.

While discussing a plant uploaded by … from upper Chamba, the name Verbesina come up suugested by … While searching upon Verbesina on the net, I stumbled upon name Verbesina encelioides for my above plant. This species has been been reported from few places in India.
Kindly provide your views

Agree to your Id Sir

Here are some leads wnmu.jpg

Yes sir matching very well

I photographed dis asteraceae member in wild, at Jaipur. Dated- 06.11.11.
Plz Identify / confirm. It looks lik Verbesina encelioides / Golden Crownbeard
Plant was almost 2 n half feet tall and Leaf margins were toothed.

I think yes, here is mine from Near Panchkula


verbesina encelioides:

Local name
Botanical name verbesina encelioides
Photo taken at Smiriti Van, Jaipur, Rajastan, India


Flora of Haryana: Verbesina encelioides from Wasteland near Jindal School Hisar: Verbesina encelioides from Wasteland near Jindal School Hisar. Growing wild there may be escape from school campus
pls validate

Yes … Remember the place. Thanks for uploading.

These Asteraceae are so difficult to identify(For me). In general all look like Sun flowers to me.
We should try to make a list of these SUN FLOWERS which are garden escapes.

Good suggestion …, Even H annus has been observed as escape by me at some places

I was going to say garden escapee as soon as I saw the pics… thanks … for confirming it…

Yes This was a Garden Escape


plant ID: Could someone ID the attached plants for me? The pictures were taken in the unkempt yard of Rajput School, Chopasni (Rajasthan) in November.
They obviously don’t need irrigation! Can someone shed some light on how they could be propagated. For the flowers, we could save the seed, but the other plant?

The first flower to me is Verebesina enceloides and the second can be Hyoscyamus albus, both can be propagated by seeds well.

Second one is a henbane… and first one reminds me of the asters of autumn…
First one seems to have gone to seed already, better hurry and start collecting those white fluffy “flowerheads”…
henbane on the other hand develops small capsules that will pop and release hundred of light brown seeds size of mustard … be careul of tiny sharp hairs that prick the skin and lodge in… better use a
piece of fabric (handkerchief) to catch the pod ..about 8 to 10 mm long … collect them before the pop open…
ps second one is medicinal…


Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate heads: Verbesina encelioides from Hissar- NS 19 : Attachments (11). 2 posts by 2 authors.
This plant was found growing along roadsides at various places. These shots were taken from near Hissar, I hope these pics belong to Verbesina encelioides..

Yes … Nice photographs.

Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: Verbesina encelioides from Panchkula-GS106 :  Attachments (3).  1 post by 1 author.
Verbesina encelioides photographed from near Panchkula, common name America dogweed, butter daisy.



Herb for ID, Rajasthan NAW-JUN15-01 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this herb with yellow flowers growing extensively on a sand dune in Ajmer district, Rajasthan, photographed in May 2015.
The flowers are about 4-6 cms wide, leaves are pale bluish-green, height of herb approximate 50 cms.

Should be Verbesina encelioides

if … diagnosis true then this should be paid attention by the government and eradicate it.. its an allelopathic weed from the middle east..
is there anybody from forest or ecology dept from rajastthan that looks after such things?

150718 RSA1 plant id from Ludhiana : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
please help me identify the plant with grayish leaves, growing wild, with bright yellow flowers.

Verbesina encelioides


Identification request- Gangapur City, Rajasthan: 2 high res. images.
Segregating clubbed posts due to same subject:
Habitat:- Outer road side herb

Loc- Gangapur City, Rajasthan
Date:- 22/07/2021

Maybe Verbesina enceloides.

It is Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook.

Please check Verbesina encelioides common Westeland weed in Rajasthan


(290309SCS2) – Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia diversifolia) : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Mexican Sunflower Tithonia diversifolia
Bhindawas Lake Bird Sanctuary, Jhajjar, Haryana on 28 March 09.

I doubt it to be Tithonia diversifolia. See the link for it: http://floridagardener.com/pom/tithonia.htm

Thank you. Before posting the pic, I was searching the net for this spc. Tthe leaves on the net looked different from the one I saw. But, Isaac Kehimkar’s Common Indian Wild Flowers (page 68, serial No. 102) depicts it ditto. Comments from experts welcome.

Cosmos sp.??


It is different .  I will post the photos of Tithonia diversifolia in my garden  in due course.

Photos attached h/w.
Also sending a link to my article on this plant. https://epaper.starofmysore.com/epaper/edition/1432/star-of-mysore/page/8

But leaves do not match as per Coreopsis

Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook.fil. ex A.Gray