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Inula helenium - Elecampane. - Composite Family


Elecampane: Late-July, 2004 Elecampane is a European native that has been introduced to both the US and Asia. It has been used in herbal medicine since Ancient Greece and even up till the 20th centruy it was used in making some sort of candied confection. The attractive plants have very large, leathery leaves with a bloom not unlike a large daisy or very small sunflower

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