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Sneezeweed

Helenium autumnale

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Yellow, many petals
 
Showy bright golden-yellow daisy-like flowers with a dull yellow central disc. The 5-10 rays which look like petals are wedge-shaped. Flowers are borne in loose terminal clusters.
Fruit:
A capsule.
Leaves:
Simple, stalkless, greyish-green leaves, oblong to elliptical, up to 5 inches in length. The leaves are arranged alternately along the stems and are scarcely toothed.
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Autumn Sneezeweed, Bitterweed, Common Sneezeweed, Dog-toothed Daisy, False Sunflower, Helen's Flower, Large-flowered Sneezeweed.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen
Habitats:
Gardens, meadows, waterside, wetland, woodland.