Purple-Headed Sneezeweed (Helenium flexuosum)

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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 1:34 PM

Native to much of North America, including Texas. The plant is a source of nectar and pollen for many native bees, wasp, butterflies, and other insects. It's also a host plant to a variety of insects, including the Dainty Sulphur butterfly. Cattle will avoid this plant because it is bitter and toxic to them. Most typically found growing in moist areas.

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Helenium by wcgypsy May 15, 2012 10:56 PM 0
Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia Wildflowers by mellielong Aug 11, 2016 8:04 AM 38
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Some I know and some I don't! by wildflowers Jul 12, 2014 11:15 AM 6
Looking for sneezeweed... by wcgypsy May 15, 2012 11:08 PM 0
What's blooming already? by wildflowers Jun 16, 2012 5:07 PM 102

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