Calflora
Taxon  Report   4025    
Helenium amarum  (Raf.) H. Rock
Yellow sneezeweed,  Yellowdicks
Helenium amarum
© 2001 CDFA
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Helenium amarum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Helenium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Gaillardia amara
More information about  Helenium amarum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (HEAM)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 12, 2018).

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