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Helenium amarum (Raf.) H. Rock
Spanish-daisy, Bitterweed

Helenium amarum
Copyright by: Sarah Martin, 2015

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Eastern and central United States and the Greater Antilles (Hispaniola).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Helenium amarum available from :

Helenium amarum has been found in the following 8 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Don Pedro Island State Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native

Helenium amarum has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Helenium amarum has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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Helenium amarum
Copyright by: Sarah Martin, 2015