Home; Inula crithmoides. Inula crithmoides. Summary; Photos; Maps; Habitats; Life Form; Distribution; Conservation Status; Other Accounts; References. Inula crithmoides L., a common halophyte from the coast of Lebanon was evaluated for use in saline agriculture. The plant is traditionally consumed in Lebanon. Learn more about the Golden samphire – with amazing Golden samphire photos and facts on Arkive.

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Right plant wrong place. LMBCR Magnified scanned image of achenes consisting of a small light brown linear hairy seed and a beakless, bristly, unbranched pappus of a lighter brown colour.

Limbarda crithmoides

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. There are many fables about the origin of this name. The plant needs to be watered frequently and given some salt occasionally[37].

The number of petals is quite variable. The radiating achenes are attached crithmoidse a common receptacle and when mature they detach and get dispersed by wind.

Leaves are numerous and often seen curved upright to take a vertically erect position. Your email address is only for internal communication.

Inula crithmoides | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora

As a result it is especially found along many rocky coasts in the Maltese Islands. Corrections for mistakes and errors in this plant profile. It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. One can count the number of ray florets 15 and disc florets about World Distribution Mediterranean-Atlantic element; it reaches its northern limit in Scotland.


Conclusions drawn from these results justified the suitability of the use of I. Being crighmoides semi- succulent plant, Inula crithmoides grows well in the arid conditions of Summer in Malta and can withstand salt halophyte.

Some specimens have more flattened but still fleshy leaves with 3 tiny teeth at their tip. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

The flower is held in a green, cylindrical to semi-spherical involucre. LMBCR Photo of a leaf that appears to be glowing light-green with sunlight coming from opposite direction. It is concluded that Inula crithmoides can be a good candidate for use in saline agriculture, provided a selection process is crihhmoides to identify high yielding varieties. Critgmoides crithmoides offshoots were collected from the wild and propagated in a controlled environment.

Although specimens are often less than 1.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Coasts of Europe, including Britain, and western Asia. Note that ray florets do not have stamens around their style.

Inula crithmoides Golden Samphire PFAF Plant Database

Flowering is from July to October, with fruit dispersal from September to November. Inula crithmoides – L.

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GPS co-ordinates are also welcomed! Click on the following examples: To buy images please take not of the image code specific for every image found beneath each individual photo since this is required when filling the online ordering form. Helen of Troy had a large arm full of these flowers when Paris stole her from her husband Menelaus that started the Trojan War that lasted ten years. Illustrations of the Britisch Florapublished on a website by Kurt Stueber. The stems are glabrous and can turn woody with time.

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A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Long and narrow with parallel margins.

LMBCR Photo of a flower consisting of bright yellow, peripheral ray florets ‘petals’ and numerous yolk-yellow disk florets at the centre. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Availability depends on season. For a list of references used on this page please go here.