Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Inula helenium L. image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Kristi A. Sherfinski

Kristi A. Sherfinski

Kristi A. Sherfinski

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman
Family Asteraceae
Inula helenium L.
elecampane
Inula: ancient Latin name
helenium: said to be named by Linnaeus after Helen of Troy, according to the legend that these flowers sprang up from the ground where her tears were supposed to have fallen
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall, very woolly forb
Flower: 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.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:very broad, irregular toothed, very woolly below, lower leaves long stalked, upper becoming clasping
Habitat: moist, wet; disturbed sites, woods, forests
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
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