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Sneezeweed

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Helenium quadridentatum Flower Head 1844

Here’s a member of the sunflower family that looks something like the coreopsis I featured recently, but even more like the Indian blanket you’ve seen so much of here this spring. You’re looking at Helenium quadridentatum, which has the vernacular name sneezeweed, though I can’t say that it makes me sneeze more than any other wildflowers. I also can’t say that the species name quadridentatum matches reality: I count three teeth at the end of each ray, not four.

Date: June 7.  Place: Great Hills Park.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 2, 2013 at 6:19 AM

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