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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sneezewood

Helenium autumnale

 

— Aster family, North America —

 
Sneezewood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 9, 2021
1. Sneezewood Marker
Inscription.  
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.

What plants help you feel better?
 
Erected 2019 by Smithsonian Gardens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyHorticulture & ForestryNative AmericansScience & 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

Sneezewood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 9, 2021
2. Sneezewood Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); "Of Course I Can!" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Better Food, Better Health and Better Cities" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Garden for Victory!" (within shouting distance of this marker); "For Country, for Community!" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
 
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.
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Feb. 26, 2021