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Inula helenium (Elecampane)

Inula helenium (Elecampane)

This is a tall, striking perennial for the herbal healing garden. Large sword like leafs are fuzzy and light green, (up to two feet long). Elecampane flowers in the summer, flower resemble sunflowers, numerous 3 inch yellow blooms, on sturdy unbranched stems. Plants will be most spectacular in moist shaded areas. Used by the Romans, in the Middle Ages, adopted by Native Americans, and still utilized by herbalist today Elecampane is both a beautiful and useful plant.


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