Helenium amarum var. amarum
Helenium amarum (Raf.) H. Rock var. amarum
Yellowdicks, Yellow Bitterweed
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Helenium tenuifolium
USDA Symbol: HEAMA
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.
From the Image Gallery
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: May bloom February to December.
DistributionUSA: 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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Helenium amarum var. amarum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helenium amarum var. amarum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helenium amarum var. amarum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2018-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff