Helenium elegans

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Helenium quadridentatum heads.jpg (64342 bytes)

Helenium quadridentatum head.jpg (20903 bytes)
heads head closeup--species of Helenium typically have ray corollas that are evenly spaced apart, like spokes on a wheel

Helenium quadridentatum stem.jpg (45899 bytes)

Helenium elegans habit8.jpg (146657 bytes)
leaves and stems--H. elegans has winged stems (meaning there is a phlange of tissue extending from the leaf down the stem) habit and habitat--H. elegans prefers to grow in low wet areas with lots of sunlight