Helenium microcephalum DC.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: HEMI
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: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Helenium microcephalum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helenium microcephalum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helenium microcephalum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2018-10-10
Research By: TWC Staff