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Scientific Name: Inula helenium
Pronunciation: IN-you-luh huh-LEE-nee-um
Common Name: elecampane
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves large (up to 30 long x 12 cm wide); florets in head about 5 cm wide with narrow, yellow ray floret corollas (50-100 per head).
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Medicinal plant
Additional Info: Google. Compare to Telekia speciosa.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Serrate, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Cypsela (achene + calyx)
Fruit Colour: Silver, Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep

Bark or Stem Colour: Green

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(WDH) Wark-Dumais House : along north fence
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