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Helenium autumnaleHelenium autumnale

yellow sneezeweed, common sneezeweed

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 1.5-6'
Flowers: Jul.-Nov.; yellow
Fruit: capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

low woods, swamps, moist riverbanks, alluvial thickets, wet meadows, marshes, ditches

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE NY PA

Wildlife

Butterfly *

Notes

tolerates wet areas; showy flowers; herbal uses



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/366.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004