|Scientific Name||Helenium amarum var. badium||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HEAMB2|
|Common Name||Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||528346|
|Description||Habitat: Calcareous soils; found in open, disturbed areas, roadsides, and (overgrazed) pastures and fields in generally the western third and plains of Texas and Oklahoma.
Plant: Upright annual 4 to 20 inches tall; stems are striated or ribbed with many branches in upper portion.
Leaves: Numerous alternate, very narrow, linear leaves 1-1/2 to 3 inches long. Lower leaves pinnately-lobed and withered by blooming time.
Inflorescence: Composite flower heads about 1+ inch across, yellow rays 3-toothed at tips, dark brown/purplish 5-lobed disk flowers.
Bloom Period: April to July, rarely in the fall.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and Flora of North America.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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