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Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale L.

 

Common Sneezeweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusHeleniumSaid to be named by Linnaeus after Helen of Troy, according to the legend that these flowers sprang up from the ground where her tears were supposed to have fallen
SpeciesautumnaleFrom the Latin autumnus and the adjectival suffix -alis meaning “pertaining to,” thus, “of or pertaining to the autumn, usually flowering then”

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Helenium autumnale description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Nov 2013.

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Helenium autumnale (Common Sneezeweed)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 10 × 15" (26 × 39 cm)

Helenium autumnale (Common Sneezeweed)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 4 × 6" (10 × 15 cm)

Helenium autumnale (Common Sneezeweed)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Helenium autumnale (Common Sneezeweed)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)

Helenium autumnale (Common Sneezeweed)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

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