Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter
Plant of the Month, Frostweed, Verbesina virginica Plant Description Upcoming Events
Frost Plant after first freeze.
Common Names: Frostweed, White crownbeard, Iceplant, Iceweed, Virginia crownbeard, Indian tobacco, Richweed, Squawweed
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Scientific name: Verbesina virginica L.
--This easy-to-grow Verbesina lends stately, dark green leaves and white, autumn flowers to the dappled shade found at the edges of woodlands, where it can form sizable colonies with its spreading rhizomes.
Each stem has soft, fleshy green flanges running longitudinally down its length. When winter weather brings ice, the stems exude water that freezes into fascinating shapes, hence its common name Frostweed.
Duration: Biennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf: Dark green Flower: Flower heads 3 to 6 inches across. Fruit: Size Class: 3-6 ft.
See more 'Nice Plants' and their descriptions on the "Plants' page
No formal Meeting in November or December
Chapter Info Useful Sites to Visit Upcoming Events
The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas, through education, outreach and example.
To this end, the Collin County Chapter of NPSOT holds monthly meetings January through October featuring speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats, sponsors donations for native plant demonstration gardens, plans field trips, and hosts native plant information tables at local outdoor events.
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--3rd Saturday each month -- Maintenance of the Heard Gardens,
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at the circle at the Heard's front entrance