Wild Florida Photo - Helenium amarum

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Helenium amarum

BITTERWEED

SPANISH DAISY

SNEEZEWEED

Florida native

 


These photos were taken July 22, 2006 at Lyonia Preserve in a scrub/disturbed habitat (along a fence row between a sand road and the powerline right-of-way).
This plant was about 30 inches high, with a branching, glabrous, vertically ribbed stem. The alternate leaves are linear ranging from 3 to 5.5 cm long and 2-3 mm wide. The entire flower head was about 2cm wide, the yellow disk about 1 cm in diameter. The disk was surrounded by 13 small yellow parts - possibly not yet developed ray flowers?

 
Helenium amarum is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Helenium genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Helenium pinnatifidum - SOUTHEASTERN SNEEZEWEED
  View  Helenium flexuosum - PURPLEHEAD SNEEZEWEED