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Helenium autumnale var. montanum (Mountain sneezeweed)
Glase, Terry

Helenium autumnale var. montanum

Helenium autumnale L. var. montanum (Nutt.) Fernald

Mountain Sneezeweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Helenium montanum


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
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , ON , SK

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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