|Golden Crownbeard is a
of the Sunflower Family.
grows to 3 feet in height and has
grayish green, triangular leaves with toothed edges which grow to 4
inches in length. The plant typically grows
along roadsides and in washes at elevations below 7000 feet.
Native Americans and early
settlers used the plant to treat skin diseases, boils and spider
Golden Crownbeard typically blooms
between March - December and produces a bright yellow flower, each
lobe of which contains 2 notches, to 2 inches in width. The seed of
the plant is covered with grayish brown hairs which gives rise to its