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Helenium microcephalum (Smallhead sneezeweed)
Northington, David K.

Helenium microcephalum

Helenium microcephalum DC.

Smallhead Sneezeweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: HEMI

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
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: NM , OK , SC , TX

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

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2018-10-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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