Scientific name: Helenium autumnale
Narrow leaves 1/8 inches wide and up to 3 inches long.
Each flower features 5-10 wedge-shaped, golden yellow rays, each ray having three notched lobes at the tip. Rays droop downward from a spherical yellow to a brown center disk containing numerous tiny disk florets.
August to October.
This plant got its common name as it was dried and made into snuff by both pioneers and early settlers. The violent sneezing it induced was thought to rid the body of colds, congestion and disease.
Sneezeweed is found in damp areas, along banks of rivers, and wetlands.
Asters and sunflowers, including coreopsis and woodland sunflower.
Attracts many different pollinators. Mammals such as deer and rabbits will not eat them as they have a toxic substance.
Try growing this deer resistant plant if you have a damp spot in your garden.
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