Helenium species

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Scientific Name Helenium amarum var. amarum USDA PLANTS Symbol
HEAMA
Common Name Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
528345
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Upright, annual 4 to 20 inches tall; stems with many branches in upper portion; numerous alternate, very narrow, linear leaves 1-1/2 to 3 inches long; flower heads about 1+ inch across, yellow ray petals 3-toothed at tips, dull yellow to yellow-brown disk flowers. Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of Texas" by G. Ajilvsgi, Illinois Wildflowers and Flora of North America. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Helenium amarum var. badium USDA PLANTS Symbol
HEAMB2
Common Name Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
528346
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Upright, annual 4 to 20 inches tall; stems with many branches in upper portion; numerous alternate, very narrow, linear leaves 1-1/2 to 3 inches long; flower heads about 1+ inch across, yellow ray petals 3-toothed at tips, brown to purple disk flowers. Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of Texas" by G. Ajilvsgi, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, Illinois Wildflowers and Flora of North America. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Helenium elegans USDA PLANTS Symbol
HEEL
Common Name Pretty Sneezeweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
36015
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Erect, branched, tall annual, 3 to 4 ft high; winged stems; lanceolate and somewhat lobed leaves extending from flange wings on stems; many flower heads per plant, yellow ray flowers about 1-1/2 inch across surrounding large, ball-shaped red/yellow disc flower. Found in relatively moist areas, in this case next to Terlingua Creek at Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park. Texas Status
Native

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