Yellowdicks (yellow sneezeweed, fiveleaf sneezeweed, bitter sneezeweed)

Helenium amarum

Helenium amarum is a multibranched bushy erect plant reaching 20 to 70 centimeters (8-28 inches) in height and thickly foliated in narrow to threadlike leaves. The tops of stem branches hold inflorescences of many daisy-like flower heads. Each head has a rounded center of sometimes as many as 250 golden yellow disc florets and a fringe of 8-10 usually lighter yellow ray florets which are reflexed away from the center. The fruit is a tinyachene about a millimeter long. This herb is weedy in some areas.