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Purple-headed Sneezeweed
Helenium flexuosum (Helenium nudiflorum)

The very dark-colored disk distinguishes purple-headed sneezeweed from other species of sneezeweed, which have yellow-green disks. (See the sneezeweed page.) On all sneezeweeds, the yellow ray petals have three lobes -- these distinguish sneezeweeds from black-eyed susan and other yellow coneflowers.

Purple-headed sneezeweed was originally a southern species, but it has been spreading into Connecticut and northern New England.

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: damp meadows, thickets, and roadsides
• Height: 1-3 feet
• Flower size: flower heads about 2 inches across
• Flower color: dark purple disk and yellow rays
• Flowering time: June to October
• Origin: southeastern U.S.

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.