, which is federally listed as threatened, grows on the moist borders of seasonally wet sinkhole ponds and meadows in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and in the Ozark Highlands of Missouri.
, Helenium autumnale, is a recorded host (Scott 1985) and was present in the area.
Compositae plants include many common wild plants such as American ragweed, dandelion, feverfew, sneezeweed
, and tansy.
Helianthus sunflower Helianthus annuus L.
Which is where the legend comes unstuck since heleniums are native to North America not Greece and who would dare suggest that a plant whose common name is sneezeweed
could possibly be connected to such a beauty.
or helenium autumnale are tall plants which go full tilt in mid-September until the frosts.
(Helenium virginicum) This perennial in the aster family is restricted to seasonally inundated sinkhole ponds and meadows within Augusta and Rockingham counties in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
, its common name, will flower from August to September.
(Helenium virginicum) Despite its unappealing common name, this plant is a wildflower that poses little threat to pollen-sufferers.
Their flowers come mostly in colors with character: Golden yellows that stand up to strong sun now, then later in the season burn like embers under gray skies--gloriosa daisies, coreopsis, and goldenrod, for example, Coppers, rusts, and wine reds that forecast the shades of falling leaves, such as the flowers on Sedum 'Autumn Joy', purple coneflower, or sneezeweed