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Helenium puberulum (Rosilla)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Helenium puberulum

Helenium puberulum DC.


Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Helenium decurrens

USDA Symbol: HEPU2

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.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: May bloom March to November.



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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Additional resources

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


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

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