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Helenium autumnale var. autumnale (Common sneezeweed)
Cressler, Alan

Helenium autumnale var. autumnale

Helenium autumnale L. var. autumnale

Common Sneezeweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Helenium autumnale var. canaliculatum, Helenium autumnale var. parviflorum, Helenium canaliculatum, Helenium latifolium, Helenium parviflorum

USDA Symbol: HEAUA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (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: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flower: Flower 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC , SK
Native Habitat: In meadows, shores, and stream banks in loamy, sandy soil.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil Description: In sandy, loamy soil.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Helenium autumnale var. autumnale in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helenium autumnale var. autumnale in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helenium autumnale var. autumnale

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-09-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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