West Highland Flora

Elecampane


Inula helenium

 

Inula helenium

Photo Dr Stephen Bungard
8 August 2004 Brochel, Raasay

An uncommon garden escape, naturalised in a few places near past or present habitations.

Flowerhead diameter c 6-8 cm

ID: The very large bright yellow dandelion-like flowerheads and the large stem-clasping leaves, with fine teeth but no lobes, spines or wavy edges, should distinguish it.

Other features: Base leaves long stalked but stem leaves clasping.  Leaves softly hairy beneath.  Flowerheads single or in small groups at the end of long stalks.

 

Inula helenium

Photo Dr Stephen Bungard
8 August 2004 Brochel, Raasay

  Inula helenium

Photo Dr Stephen Bungard
8 August 2004 Brochel, Raasay

 

Inula helenium

Photo Dr Stephen Bungard
8 August 2004 Brochel, Raasay


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