, 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.
Fish and Wildlife Service today listed Virginia sneezeweed
, a rare Shenandoah Valley wildflower, as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
, 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.
A local fictional radio celebrity, Elmer Sneezeweed
, got his name into the product mix by offering six free Powdered Jelly-Filled Crullers to anyone who would back his candidacy.
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
But when it comes to the daisy-like flowers of Helenium, it seems more appropriate to use Latin than its common name of sneezeweed
, Helenium, are late flowering perennials with large daisy-like flowers.
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and Hot-spots, by Kerry Goldstein, found at http://www.
, helenium, are late-flowering perennials with large daisy-like flower heads.