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Inula racemosa - Hook.f.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Borders of fields to an elevation of 3,000 metres.
Range E. Asia - Western Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Inula racemosa


Inula racemosa

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Inula racemosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 2 m (6ft) by 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Analgesic.

The rhizome is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a sweet, bitter and acrid taste with a neutral potency[241]. It is used in the treatment of contagious fevers that have not fully ripened and pain in the upper body, especially between the neck and the shoulders[241].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in a sunny position in ordinary garden soil[1]. Requires a moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade[187]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. A vigorous plant, it can be naturalised in the wild garden or other informal positions[200]. Plants take some years to become fully established[233].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[111].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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