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sneezeweed

Helenium autumnale

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medium - high
full sun - part shade
upright
1 - 2'
yellow
late summer

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

Smooth symmetrical basal foliage is typical the first year, with profuse blooms following the next
Smooth symmetrical basal foliage is typical the first year, with profuse blooms following the next

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Smooth symmetrical basal foliage is typical the first year, with profuse blooms following the next
Smooth symmetrical basal foliage is typical the first year, with profuse blooms following the next

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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This plant has an unfortunate common name - sneezeweed - but in fact it's a lovely moist habitat flower for late summer color. Sneezeweed does exceptionally well in sprinkler overspray areas, and the adorable button blooms attract a plethora of native bees and little skipper butterflies. Plant with nettle-leaf giant hyssop and fireweed for a nice range of size, shape, and color.