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Helenium vernale (Savannah sneezeweed)
Cressler, Alan

Helenium vernale

Helenium vernale Walter

Savannah Sneezeweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Helenium helenium, Helenium nuttallii

USDA Symbol: HEVE

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
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC

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
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:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-07-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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