Taxon  Report   4029 
Helenium bigelovii  A. Gray
Bigelow's sneezeweed,  Sneezeweed
Helenium bigelovii
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
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Helenium bigelovii
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Helenium bigelovii
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Helenium bigelovii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Helenium bigelovii
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Helenium
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.9 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Heleniastrum bigelovii
ICPN: Heleniastrum occidentale
ICPN: Heleniastrum rivulare
ICPN + PLANTS: Helenium rivulare
More information about  Helenium bigelovii
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This plant is available commercially.
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 15, 2018).

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