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Aromatic Inula


Aromatic Inula
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Copyright: MIKE WNR (drmw) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 98] (1192)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-09 3:08
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Aromatic Inula.

Dittrichia viscosa.

Asteraceae.

A very common roadside flowering plant at this time of the year ( Sep/Oct). Leaves sticky.

Has spread to W. Australia where it threatens endemics sps.

Name derives from fact that plant group contains the polysaccharide Inulin.


Photographed at the roadside in Syvota, Epirus, N. Greece.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-10-09 11:51]
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Hi Mike,

You do well the our Med. flora!

A small correction: Inulin was named AFTER Inula. Inulin is quite common in botanical species. It found among others in onion, garlic and banana, and is considered a healthy food additive.

Cheers!

Ishi

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