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sneezeweed,

name for any plant of the genus Helenium, American meadow and field herbs of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family), with daisylike heads of yellow (or occasionally purple) flowers. A few of the more attractive sneezeweeds are cultivated in gardens, such as varieties of H. autumnale, the most common species of E North America. The bitter sap of some sneezeweeds (e.g., H. tenuifolium, a Southern plant also called bitterweed) imparts a disagreeable flavor to the milk of cows that graze on them. Sneezeweeds are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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sneezeweed

sneezeweed

Yellow daisy-like flowers with globular middle, angled stems. Sometimes called “Swamp Sunflower” because it likes to grow near water in sand. Tea made from flowers used for intestinal worms. Contains a strong anti-cancer lactone recognized by National Cancer Institute. Ok for humans, but too strong (poisonous) for animals, worms and insects. Keep away from grazing animals.
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In 1998, the Virginia sneezeweed was listed as threatened.
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A perennial member of the aster family (Asteraceae), the Virginia sneezeweed has daisy-like composite flower heads.
But when it comes to the daisy-like flowers of Helenium, it seems more appropriate to use Latin than its common name of sneezeweed.
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The sneezeweeds, Helenium, are late flowering perennials with large daisy-like flowers.
The sneezeweeds, helenium, are late-flowering perennials with large daisy-like flower heads.