Connecticut Plants
Helenium autumnale L.

The yellow-green disk at the center of the flowers is a distinguishing mark for sneezeweed. Purple-headed sneezeweed flowers have dark, reddish-purple disks.

  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: wet meadows, thickets, swamps
  • Height: 2-5 feet
  • Flower size: heads 1-1/2 inches across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: August to November
  • Origin: native
Helenium autumnale L.
Helenium autumnale L.