Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Helenium flexuosum Raf. image
Photographer: Steve C. Garske           

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Theodore S. Cochrane

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Asteraceae
Helenium flexuosum Raf.
purple-head sneezeweed, southern sneezeweed
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
flexuosum: flexible
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall forb
Flower: head 1"-2" wide with 8-13 yellow, 3-lobed rays 1/3"-3/4" long and a brownish disk 1/4"-1/2" wide; inflorescence with many heads in branched, open clusters; blooms June-Oct.
Fruit:4 -5-angled, dry seed without fluffy pappus
Leaf:winged, alternate, dotted with glands, mostly erect
Habitat: moist; disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Helenium floridanum Fernald
Helenium godfreyi Fernald
Helenium nudiflorum Nutt.
Helenium polyphyllum Small

         
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