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Helenium brevifolium (Nuttall) Alph. Wood. Shortleaf Sneezeweed. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Seepage bogs, river-scoured cobble bars. Dist: H. brevifolium has a peculiar distribution, reaching its greatest abundance on the Gulf Coastal Plain, from Panhandle FL west to e. LA, and occurring at widely scattered disjunct sites in c. and n. AL, wc. GA, c. and w. NC, ec. TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997), and sw. and se. VA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = C, Fl7, FNA21, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, SE1, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Bierner (1972); > Helenium brevifolium (Nutt.) Alph.Wood – F, S; > Helenium curtisii A.Gray – F, S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL

Heliophily ?: 8

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