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Helenium autumnale

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Kingdom  Plantae
Tribe  Helenieae
Scientific name  Helenium autumnale
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Helenium
Higher classification  Helenium
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Similar  Helenium, Daisy family, Heliopsis helianthoides, Symphyotrichum novae‑angliae, Eutrochium purpureum

Helenium autumnale sneezeweed


Helenium autumnale is a North American species of flowering plants in the sunflower family. Common names include common sneezeweed and large-flowered sneezeweed.

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Description

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Common sneezeweed is a perennial herb up to 130 cm (51 13 in; 4 13 ft) tall. In late summer and fall, one plant can produce as many as 100 yellow flower heads in a branching array. Each head has 11-21 ray florets surrounding sometimes as many as 800 disc florets.

Distribution and habitat

This plant is widespread across much of the United States and Canada, from Northwest Territories as far south as far northern California, Arizona, Louisiana, and Florida. It has not been found in southern or central California, New Hampshire, or the 4 Atlantic Provinces of Canada.

Cultivation

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Common sneezeweed is cultivated as a garden perennial. There are multiple named varieties varying in color and height. 'Pumilum Magnificum' is a yellow variety about two feet tall. 'Bruno', a reddish-brown cultivar, 'Kupfersprudel', which is yellow/orange, and 'Butterpat', which is golden, all grow 3 to 3.5 feet (91 to 107 centimetres) tall. 'Chippersfield Orange' is up to 4 feet tall and is orange streaked with gold.

References

Helenium autumnale Wikipedia


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