|SNEEZEWEED, Red and Gold Sneezeweed Helenium microcephalum - Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
DESCRIPTION: Annual, multi-branched herbaceous flowering sub-shrub
Height: From 8 to 36 inches
Flowers: Yellow with dark orange centers, to 3/8 inch broad with ray flowers to 1/4 inch long, spring through summer
Fruit: Small achene
Foliage: Green, narrow to 3 inches long and
1/2 inch wide
Growth rate: Fast
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Little needed
NATIVE HABITAT: Moist soils
WILDLIFE USE: Butterflies.
COMMENTS: Don't be fooled by the name of this native. It will not make you sneeze. It does however bloom from April to September, if moisture is present. Re-emerges in late winter and is a great re-seeder.