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Helenium flexuosum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Purple-headed sneezeweed
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Annual and perennial herbs; leaves alternate, simple, glandular-dotted; flowers yellow, in convex heads with ray flowers.
Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
1-3 ft.
Foliage:
Upper leaves are smaller and less toothed
Flower:
Yellow petals and deep purplish brown button
Site:
Damp thickets, rich meadows, roadsides
Poison Part:
Leaves, flowers, seeds
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Salivation, elevated temperature and pulse, difficulty of breathing, vomiting, and convulsions
Toxic Principle:
Sesquiterpene lactone
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN
Found in:
Forest or natural areas along stream banks and in wet areas; weedy in disturbed areas in old fields, pastures, roadsides; landscape in flower gardens as cultivated, ornamental herbaceous perennial

NCCES plant id: 2597

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Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-SA - 4.0
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Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-SA - 4.0
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Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-SA - 4.0