Flower of the Day: Purple-Headed Sneezeweed

Helenium nudiflorum (aka H. flexuosum); Asteraceae (aster family)

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There’s not much to say about this plant.  It’s found Maine through Texas and parts of the upper Midwest, grows to three feet tall, and has flowers 2 inches across.  It likes wet areas, like riverbanks.  Looks a little like a coneflower, except that each ray flower has three lobes.

I just really like how this picture came out.  I saw a single plant on August 11 and haven’t seen any since.  So glad I took the time to get some nice photos.

One thought on “Flower of the Day: Purple-Headed Sneezeweed

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