Inula britannica

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Golden yellowhead
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Inula
Species: I. britannica
Binomial name
Inula britannica
L. 1753
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Inula britannica, the British yellowhead or meadow fleabane,[2] is a Eurasian species of plants in the genus Inula within the daisy family. It is widespread across much of Europe and Asia, and sparingly naturalized in scattered locations in North America.[3][4][5]

Inula britannica is an erect herb up to 75 cm (30 inches) tall, with fine hairs but not the thick woolly coat characterizing some related species. Leaves are lance-shaped, up to 5 cm (2 inches) long. One plant produces a few heads, each on a long flower stalk. Each had contains 50-150 yellow ray flowers and 100-250 yellow disc flowers.[6]

The plant produces the flavonol axillarin.[7]

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