Helenium elegans DC. var. elegans
Sneezeweed has a flower head with yellow ray flowers, sometimes with red-brown color basally, and red-brown disk flowers. It can reach a height of two feet. It can be found on the Edwards Plateau in wet sandy to clay soils. Sneezeweed flowers May through June and has a powder that causes sneezing but can be used for treating colds and congestion. Native Americans have used the leaves as a laxative but it is toxic to cattle.
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