Helenium amarum
(Bitter Sneezeweed)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Bitter Sneezeweed, Yellow Sneezeweed, Yellowdicks, Dwarf Helenium, Narrowleaf Sneezeweed
    Synonyms: Helenium tenuifolium
      Lifespan: Annual
      Zones: N/A
      Type: Forb
      Bloom Time: August - October (and in spring, in warmer areas like southern Florida)
      Status: Native

    Helenium amarum, or Bitter Sneezeweed, is considered native only to south-central US, the so-called "Ark-La-Tex", but it is considered adventive and naturalized into the entire southeast and also into the Great Lakes area. It is an annual that grows in fields, meadows, open woods, prairies, along roadsides and railroads. It blooms mid summer into fall, with golden yellow flowers.

    This plant looks similar to some other members of the genus. More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species.

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