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Helenium amarum var. amarum (Yellowdicks)
Sweeney, Collene

Helenium amarum var. amarum

Helenium amarum (Raf.) H. Rock var. amarum

Yellowdicks, Yellow Bitterweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Helenium tenuifolium


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: May bloom February to December.


USA: 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 Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 resources

USDA: 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


Record Modified: 2018-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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