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Taxon: Inula helenium L.

Genus: Inula
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Inuleae
Nomen number: 20121
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:881. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 13-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:


Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Iran; Iraq; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
    East Europe: Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Greece; Italy - Sardinia; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Gorno-Altay, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk
    China: China - Xinjiang
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part
    Southeastern Europe: Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia, Manitoba
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Utah



Check other web resources for Inula helenium L.:


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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