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Helenium amarum var. amarum

Bitterweed, Sneezeweed, Yellowdicks

Scientific Name:

Helenium amarum var. amarum

Genus:

Helenium

Species Epithet:

amarum

Common Name:

Bitterweed, Sneezeweed, Yellowdicks

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, overgrazed pastures, urban areas; apparently introduced from farther west (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Coastal Plain and Piedmont, rare in the Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Plant

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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