Common Name of Species: Sneezeweed
Entry Author: C. Friedl,
Description: Sneezeweed can be identified by each of its yellow rays that have 3 scallops at the ends, and turn down. The rays surround a disk that is a slightly darker yellow than the rays, and is large and globular.
Leaves: Leaves are on average 5-6 inches long, lance shaped and toothed. Leaf stalks are winged.
Flowers: Flowers range from 1-2 inches in width. Rays are bright yellow, each of which has 3 scallops on the end. Leaves droop downwards away from large, globular darker yellow disk.
Stem: Stems are rough and winged.
Height: 2-5 feet tall.
Branching Pattern of Leaves: Leaves grow alternate to one another.
Conditions/Habitat: Can be found growing in thickets, swamps, wet meadows, low woods and along roadsides.
Range: Throughout North America.
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NRCS (2004). Plants Database, Version 3.05 (http://plants.usda.gov).
National Plant Data Center,
Baton Rouge, LA 70874 USA.
This page was created by: C. Friedl,
Last updated 12/15/05