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Inula helenium

Common Name(s):
Elecampane
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Introduced from Europe

Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
2-6 ft.
Foliage:
Large, rough alternate leaves with a woolly underside; finely toothed; basal leaves are 10-12 in. long; narrows at the base into long stalks; upper leaves are smaller, stalkless and often clasp the stem by a heart-shaped base; densely woolly stems
Flower:
Narrow, string-like yellow petals; 2-4 in. flower head
Site:
Roadsides, pastures

NCCES plant id: 2621

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