Fine-leaved or Bitter Sneezeweed

Fine-leaved or Bitter Sneezeweed [Helenium tenuifolium] photos were taken at Fletcher Park on 2 October 2016.  It’s the member of the Aster (Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 366-367, states it blooms in summer and fall and can be found in fields and on roadsides.

USDA Plants Listing: Helenium tenuifolium

Fine-leaved Sneezeweed at Fletcher Park on 2 October 2016

Fine-leaved Sneezeweed at Fletcher Park on 2 October 2016

Fine-leaved Sneezeweed (zoom out) 2 October 2016

Fine-leaved Sneezeweed (zoom out) 2 October 2016

Fine-leaved sneezeweed (no petals) 2 October 2016

Fine-leaved sneezeweed (no petals) 2 October 2016