Inula verbascifolia

No English name                                                                                            Ραυγόχοτο


Asteraceae - daisy family                                                                                          Dicot.

 
 

A hardy little plant, Inula verbascifolia, has greyish-green leaves which are soft to touch and small yellow flowers on curved stems. The plant is able to survive hot dry conditions because of its covering of woolly hairs and essential oils emitted by the plant, which surround the plant in an invisible protective cloud. It is a chasmophye, growing from cracks in limestone rocks, often close to the coast. It is a plant of Eastern Mediterranean and on Skopelos it is mainly found on the cliffs surrounding the Limnonari valley.

25-30mm,20-40cm,                              JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Inula- the Latin name for plants of the genus

verbascifolia from verbascum after the genus verbascum

+ folia - from latin folium = leaf

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