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Inula helenium
Synonyms: Aster officinalis; A. helenium

Common Name(s): Elecampane; velvet dock
Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
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Folklore claims it is good for the digestive system. Naturalized from Nova Scotia to Missouri. Rarely seen in wild.
Rust, Powdery Mildew
Additive - flavoring, Medicinal - folklore, Poison - mammals, Environ. - ornamental


Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, Naturalized elsewhere, Cultivated
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