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Southeastern sneezeweed
Helenium pinnatifidum
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also moist to wet wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
Basal rosette about 1-3 inches in height; to 16 inches when in flower. Broader than tall except when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands and marl prairies.
Soils:
Wet to moist, seasonally inundated sandy or calcareous soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Keith A. Bradley
George D. Gann, 14 January 2015
In habitat, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Steven W. Woodmansee