Asteraceae
Helenium autumnale

Large-Flowered Sneezeweed

Tall, erect. Stems with few branches. Leaves mostly on stems, oblong-toothed; lower leaves have short petioles with wings continuing down stem; upper leaves sessile. Flower heads several, each on 1–4 in. stalk. Flower head has 10–20 reflexed yellow ray flowers with 3-lobed tips and rounded center with many 5-lobed disk flowers. Grows in wet soils below 7000 ft. A beautiful plant often used in gardens for its late summer bloom.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--4 feet
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes