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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 elegans var. elegans, 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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