Scientific Name: Inula helenium Form: Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:elecampane Texture:Coarse
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Elliptic, Ovate, Serrate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Head (capitulum), (Floriferous), Yellow, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Silver, Brown, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Medicinal plant
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).