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Helenium quadridentatum (Longdisk sneezeweed)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Helenium quadridentatum

Helenium quadridentatum Labill.

Longdisk sneezeweed, Sneezeweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



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

9 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: May bloom year round.


USA: AL , FL , LA , MS , OK , PA , 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.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0404 Collected Jun 6, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

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


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

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