Cowpen Daisy, Golden Crownbeard
Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
|Full sun, partial shade
In relative feet, width by height
|1-3' × 1-2'
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Covered in whitish hairs, triangular in shape with toothed margins
|Lightly haired achenes (dry single seeded fruit)
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|Cowpen daisy is very widespread in Arizona, and this upright plant makes a good addition to gardens in need of spring color. The yellow blooms and greyish foliage of this species make it resemble brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) but it grows at much higher elevations than that species. The upright, multibranched look of cowpen daisy allows it to stand tall over other wildflowers, and it looks beautiful in combination with species like Goodding's verbena (Glandularia gooddingii), blackfoot daisy (Melampodium leucanthum), and spreading fleabane (Erigeron divergens).