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Helenium amarum var. amarum (Raf.) H. Rock
Yellowdicks, Yellow Bitterweed
USDA Symbol: HEAMA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The genus is thought to have been named by Linnaeus for Helen of Troy. The legend is that the flowers sprung up from the ground where her tears fell.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: May bloom February to December.
AL , AR , CA , CT , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI USDA Native Status: L48(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
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Record Modified: 2011-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff