Inula helenium L.
Family: Asteraceae
elecampane
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Inula: ancient Latin name
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall, very woolly forb
Leaves: very broad, irregular toothed, very woolly below, lower leaves long stalked, upper becoming clasping
Flowers: head 2 1/2" - 3 3/4" wide with many narrow, yellow rays and a yellow disk; inflorescence with a few stalked heads; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: dry seed on fluffy pappus
Habitat: moist, wet; disturbed sites, woods, forests
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Robert Bierman  
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Stephen L. Solheim  
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Kurt Stüber  
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Kristi A. Sherfinski  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Kristi A. Sherfinski  
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Merel R. Black  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Kristi A. Sherfinski  
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