Date: 10/4/17 4:35 pm
From: Joan Reynolds <joanreynolds...>
Subject: Re: Birds, Bees and Flowers, Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex A. Gray
Golden Crownbeard, *Verbesina encelioides* (aka Cowpen daisy) is only known
from from 3 disparate Arkansas counties. Not sure it is a "native" plant
for most of us.

On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 2:24 PM, Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> wrote:

> I have a patch of Golden Crownbeard and American beautyberry in my
> backyard about 30’ X 60’ in size. The Golden Crownbeard is a native annual
> and one of the few flowering plants we have that is not eaten to the ground
> by the 7 – 10 deer that frequent our yard. To my knowledge in our drought,
> it is the only flowers for miles around. This flower has many bees and
> butterflies using it as a nectar source. I have summer tanagers in my yard
> all summer, but for several weeks Summer tanagers once called Bee tanagers
> and Eastern Phoebes have been using the area daily as a source to catch
> bees.
> You could give this plant consideration for the birds and bees for your
> yard and especially if you have deer problems that take out other options.
> It is enjoyable to watch these birds feed.
> Jerry Wayne Davis
> Hot Springs, AR

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