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Helenium bolanderi (Coastal sneezeweed)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Helenium bolanderi

Helenium bolanderi A. Gray

Coastal Sneezeweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Dugaldia grandiflora, Helenium bigelovii var. festivum

USDA Symbol: HEBO2

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: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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