Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at http://wisflora.herbarium.wisc.edu/. Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Helenium amarum (Raf.) H.Rock var. amarum image
Photographer: Robert Bierman           

Botancial Illustration

Robert Bierman
Family Asteraceae
Helenium amarum (Raf.) H.Rock var. amarum
bitter-weed, narrow-leaved sneezeweed, yellow-dicks
Helenium: said to be named by Linnaeus after Helen of Troy, according to the legend that these flowers sprang up from the ground where her tears were supposed to have fallen
amarum: bitter to the taste
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
Town Range Maps
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: annual forb
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Helenium list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Gaillardia amara Raf.
Helenium tenuifolium Nutt.

         
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