Photos of Inula-helenium-~-elecampane

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Inula helenium ~ elecampane



  • FACU (but can be a dominant in Michigan wetlands)

  • Michigan C Value: 0 (not native to Michigan)

  • large–headed perennial

  • robust, up to 2m tall

  • may initially be mistaken for native sunflower species

  • enormous leaves may at first glance look similar to Silphium terebinthinaceum (native prairie dock)

  • massive root

  • native to central Eurasia

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