Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Type: Moist clay soils
Bloom Time: July-October
Bloom Color: yellow
Attracts: Butterflies & bees
Pollinator benefit: late nectar source; good for native bees
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Common Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) requires a damp site--could be good for a rain garden. This perennial is tall and erect with many elongate leaves and numerous flower heads. It has a winged stem bearing yellow, daisy-like flower heads with fan-shaped, drooping rays; disk flowers forming a conspicuous, greenish-yellow, ball-like structure at center of head. The flowers have raised centers and wedge-shaped, yellow petals which end in three teeth. It is a member of the Aster family.
The name does not refer to excessive reaction to its pollen. The common name is based on the former use of its dried leaves in making snuff, inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits.
info from www.wildflower.org