Helenium autumnale - cowles bog

Family:     Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Duration:  Perennial

Height:     50-130 cm (1.5-4 ft)

Blooming: Aug.-Oct.


Common Sneezeweed

Helenium autumnale  L.

Stem: strongly winged, sparsely or densely hairy.

Flowers: 5 to 70 composite flowers per plant with hairy peduncles. The large, yellow flowers can be up to 5 cm (2 in) across. The ray florets (which look like petals) can number 8-21.

Leaves: hair on the leaves vary with some being very hairy and some with non. Leaf arrangement is opposite.

Sun:  Full to part sun

Ideal Conditions:  Moist, clay soils in full sun.

INPAWS Native Communities: Prairie grassland (sun)

Helenium autumnale leaf
Helenium autumnale Indiana dunes

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all photos by Nathanael Pilla

Species Present and Native