Inula magnifica

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Inula magnifica
Inula magnifica - UBC Botanical Garden - Vancouver, Canada - DSC07784.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Inuleae
Genus: Inula
Species: I. magnifica
Binomial name
Inula magnifica
Lipsky 1897

Inula magnifica, the giant fleabane,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, native to the eastern Caucasus. It is a tall herbaceous perennial growing to 1.8 m (6 ft) tall by 1 m (3 ft) broad, with hairy stems and leaves. In late summer it bears rich yellow, daisy-like composite flower-heads 15 cm (6 in) in diameter, with narrowly tubular ray florets.[2] It is suitable for planting at the back of a border, or in a wild meadow or prairie-style garden.

The cultivar 'Sonnenstrahl' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Inula magnifica 'Sonnenstrahl'". Retrieved 16 July 2013.