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Plant Name:

Common Sneezeweed

Scientific Name:

Helenium autumnale


Common Sneezeweed is a perennial herb with yellow flowers and elongated, narrow leaves.


Wetlands, meadows, open areas


Common Sneezeweed attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. The plant provides food and habitat for a range of insect species.

Growing Conditions:

Common Sneezeweed thrives in moist to wet soils and prefers full sun.


In some traditional practices, Common Sneezeweed has been used medicinally for its potential healing properties. However, caution should be exercised as certain compounds in the plant can cause skin irritation and allergies.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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All parts of the plant are toxic; ingestion can cause digestive upset, dizziness, etc.

Fun Facts:

Common Sneezeweed is also known as "Autumn Sneezeweed" or "Sneezewort".

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