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Bierner, Mark W. (2006), "Helenium autumnale", in Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.), Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA), 21, New York and Oxford – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA

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The large and numerous daisy-like, yellow flowers of Helenium autumnale can provide welcome color in late summer and autumn when many other blossoms have disappeared. Sneezeweed prefers full to partial sun and wet to wet-medium soils. Despite its common name, it presents no problems for most allergy sufferers. Its pollen is distributed by insects, not wind. Sneezeweed is one of the host plants of the Dainty Sulphur.The large and numerous daisy-like, yellow flowers of Helenium autumnale can provide welcome color in late summer and autumn when many other blossoms have disappeared. Sneezeweed prefers full to partial sun and wet to wet-medium soils. Despite its common name, it presents no problems for most allergy sufferers. Its pollen is distributed by insects, not wind. Sneezeweed is one of the host plants of the Dainty Sulphur.

Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed) is an upright, clump-forming perennial bringing weeks of color in late summer and fall, when many other perennials are starting to fade. Its erect, branching stems are clothed with slender, lance-shaped, dark green leaves leaves, 6 in. long (15 cm), and topped with eye-catching daisy flowers. Borne in clusters, the flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), feature bright yellow, wedge-shaped rays surrounding a prominent, yellow center disk that is covered with golden pollen and attracts butterflies. Sneezeweeds are highly popular for their reliable and showy display, their disease resistance and their tolerance to any soil conditions aside from very dry or very wet. Today, most garden Heleniums are hybrids of Helenium autumnale or Helenium bigelovii. They are commonly known as 'Sneezeweed' due to the ancient use of their dried leaves in making snuff, inhaled to help sneezing and rid the body of evil spirits. Helenium autumnale is suitable for the perennial border, prairies and meadows, and along ponds and streams. (Source: www.gardenia.net)

 

 

 

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