Inula helenium

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeInulaInula helenium

Ecology

A rather robust, conspicuous and persistent perennial herb, widely if sparsely established from garden outcasts on road- and lane-sides and by woodland margins, but seldom far from habitation. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

Native of W. & C. Asia; widely naturalised in temperate Europe and elsewhere.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 973

Height (cm): 150

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 631

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 100

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 3

Atlas Change Index: -0.8

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004394