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Ploughman's Spikenard, Inula conyza Family: Asteraceae
Inula conyza     *     Ploughman's Spikenard

Flowering time: July - September. Biennial or perennial

Habitat: Dry calcareous soils; rough grassland, dunes, roadsides and scrub.

An erect, downy plant with many terminal clusters of tubular yellowish flowerheads with green outer bracts. Ray-florets are very short or absent. Basal rosette of lower leaves similar to those of Foxglove. Slightly aromatic. Height 30-90cm


Ploughmans Spikenard, Inula conyza       Ploughmans Spikenard, Inula conyza


Ploughmans Spikenard, Inula conyza

Ploughmans Spikenard, Inula conyza
The Purbecks, Dorset. August 2008 and October 2014

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