— Aster family, North America —
This long-blooming native perennial puts on a spectacular show from July to October. Sneezewood does not derive its common name from the effects of pollen. Rather, Menominee Indians dried and crushed this plant into a fine powder called "snuff" to get rid of congestion and sickness.
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Erected 2019 by Smithsonian Gardens.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans • Science & Medicine.
Location. 38° 53.454′ N, 77° 1.76′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Madison Drive Northwest 0.1 miles west of 12th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crape myrtle (a few steps from this marker); Healing (a few steps from this marker); Butterfly weed (a few steps from this marker); Blazing star
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.