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The Virginia Sneezewood (Helenium virginicum) is a wetland plant from the Sunflower family, found on the shores of naturally occurring, shallow, and seasonally flooded limestone ponds. It is a rare perennial wildflower. This herbaceous plant likes poorly drained, acidic, silty loam soils that are usually flooded between January and July. Once the plant is a year old it produces yellow flowers in July, blooms until October/November, and can reach a height of 3.5 feet. The Virginia Sneezewood primarily relies on bees, wasps, butterflies, and hoverflies for pollination. Seeds are dispersed in late fall and winter and germinate the following year in late summer or early fall if the conditions are right.