Asteraceae
Helenium bigelovii

Tall Sneezeweed

Plant erect. Stems few, often reddish at base. Leaves few, lance-shaped to linear, hairless, entire, thick, leathery. Basal and lower stem leaves have short, winged petioles; upper leaves clasp stem, with narrow wings continuing down stem. Flower head usually single at stem top. Ray flowers 14–20, yellow; ball-shaped disk has yellow tubular flowers with 5 yellow, brown, red, or purple lobes. Grows in wet meadows, streambanks, sometimes in serpentine fens.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--40 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes