Helenium autumnale

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Helenium autumnale
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Helenieae
Genus: Helenium
Species: H. autumnale
Binomial name
Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale is a flowering plant native to North America. Common names include common sneezeweed and large-flowered sneezeweed.[1][2][3]

Natural habitat and distribution[edit]

This plant is found throughout the contiguous mainland United States and most of Canada.[4]


Common sneezeweed grows up to a meter tall. In late summer and fall, it bears daisylike flower heads with notched, recurved ray florets.


Common sneezeweed is cultivated as a garden perennial. There are multiple named varieties varying in color and height. 'Pumilum Magnificum' is a yellow variety about two feet tall. 'Bruno', a reddish brown cultivar, 'Kupfersprudel', which is yellow/orange, and 'Butterpat', which is golden, all grow 3 to 3.5 feet tall. 'Chippersfield Orange' is up to 4 feet tall and is orange streaked with gold.


  1. ^ Wilkinson, Kathleen (1999), Wildflowers of Alberta A Guideto Common Wildflowers and Other Herbaceous Plants, Edmonton, Alberta: Lone Pine Publishing and University of Alberta, p. 112, ISBN 0-88864-298-9 
  2. ^ Peterson, Roger T.; McKenny, Margaret (1968), A Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-Central North America (9th ed.), Boston: Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0-395-91172-9 
  3. ^ Vance, F R; J.R. Rowsey, J.S Maclean and F.A. Switzer (1999), Wildflowers across the prairies With a new section on Grasses, sedges and rushes, Vancouver, British Columbia: Western Producer Prairie Books, p. 299, ISBN 1-55054-703-8 
  4. ^ USDA, PLANTS profile for Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed), retrieved 2007-05-08 

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