Date Posted: Apr 07, 2017
Southeastern sneezeweed is an herbaceous perennial with delightful sunny blooms. Don’t let the name fool you — sneezeweed does not refer to the biological reaction one might have to smelling it. Rather, it is a reference to the plant’s historic use. Native Americans were known to dry and grind into a powder certain species of Helenium and use it as snuff.
Flowers typically bloom in spring, but may bloom year-round. They occur naturally in wet flatwoods and roadside ditches, and along marsh and swamp edges throughout Florida.
Read more about sneezeweed on our blog.
Photo by Stacey Matrazzo
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