Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

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Sneezeweed
Nií’ii’nił

Flowers have prominent disks, which provide fodder for bees like the one picture here. Ray flowers are three-lobed. The entire flower is bright yellow.

Sneezeweed is native to the United States. It is not a significant food source for livestock or large animals, but it does attract butterflies. It can be toxic to livestock (particularly sheep) and humans if consumed in quantity.

The plants grow to a height of 4 to 5 feet. Stems are winged. Leaves are hairy. The flower's center is globular and protruding from the petals or ray flowers. Flower diameter is about two inches, and each of the petals have three lobes. Leaves are lance shaped and about six inches long. The plants grow on roadsides and show a preference for moist soils.

Growth habit with upright stems and somewhat branched structure
Flowers displaying protruding disk with ray flowers swept back toward the base of the flower
Winged stems and lanceolate foliage

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