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Orange Sneezeweed

A very common and showy plant that can be found in sunny meadows or open wooded areas. The flower has a ragged sort of look, with long, thin and droppy brightly colored orange or yellow petals.

All parts of the plant are poisonous. It has been known to cause a disease called “spewing sickness” in cattle or sheep that feed on it over a prolonged period of time. Spewing Sickness is exactly what it sounds like; it causes chronic vomiting and spewing. If that doesn’t make you want to stay away, I don’t know what will!

Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Hymenoxys hoopesii
Growing Season:All summer
Soil Type:Open wood or meadows
Habitat:Montane, subalpine, alpine