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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Leaves are numerous and often seen curved upright to take a vertically erect position. World Distribution Mediterranean-Atlantic element; it crithmmoides its northern limit in Scotland. Both ray and disk florets are capable to produce a seed. One ihula also see several buds along the branch. Only few mature branches are found to sub-branch at the upper parts into much smaller branches.

Buy Seeds and Docs. A mature fruit can be seen at the tip of the branch.

Inula crithmoides Golden Samphire PFAF Plant Database

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A simple one-seeded fruit which has an apical structure of radiating fine light bristles called pappus which crithhmoides the seed to disperse away by wind.

Disc-florets develop from the periphery to the centre of the capitulum. The relative importance of I.

cithmoides Aromatic Most of the plant especially the leaves have an aromatic scent. This QR Code is unique to this page. The upper part of the leaves are usually smooth, having an entire outline finger-shaped but some specimens were more flattened and ending with 3 tiny teeth check image INUCR below.


The resemblance is based on the leaves becasue the flowers of the rock samphire are completely different. Although specimens are often less than 1.

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They are cylindrical rarely also flattenedglabrous and have an entire outline, although sometimes they have 3 small teeth at their tip. On sea-cliffs it grows on ledges, in crevices and in open turf on calcareous or base-rich rocks, where it is often rooted in soil enriched with calcareous shell sand. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles.

New leaflets grow in small clusters form the axil of some mature leaves. This vegetable -related article is a stub. Trends This species is much crithmoidea recorded now than in the Atlas. In Lebanon, the young succulent leaves are eaten raw in salads, cooked or used as a potherb.

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Count of 10km squares in Ireland: The flower is held in a green, ceithmoides to semi-spherical involucre. If you are able to help please contact: Each leaf is glabrous, linear-succulent finger-like shape and possess smooth outline. Numerous achenes with pappus: Number of petals ray florets vary between 12 to 16 per corolla and they are not always perfectly symmetrical. Inula and its connection with Helen of Troy Mythology Inula is allegedly connected with Helen of Troy who, it is said, held a bunch of Inula helenium when she was abducted by Paris.


Flowering is from July to October, with fruit dispersal from September to November. Even primary flowers are generally quite small bearing about petals, while on observing photos of flowers of specimens from other parts of Europe Italy Spain and UK flowers are larger with more than 30 ray-florets petals and more disk florets. Views Read Edit View history.

Coasts of Europe, including Britain, and western Asia. Mature leaves measure about 45mm in length and mm in diameter.

Upright, vertically straight up well clear off the ground. Achenes are 5mm long and consists of a 2mm linear, light-brown seed coveryed with tiny criyhmoides hair and a bristly, light brown, unbeaked pappus. The flower matures in a fruit which initially is enclosed in the involucre, onula when ripe, the involucral phyllaries spread out open exposing the numerous ripe achenes seeds on the receptacle.

Wildscreen With iula Tom Hooker: The plant needs to be watered frequently and given some salt occasionally[37].

Inula crithmoides

All plant pages have their own unique code. Plant description and characters. No prominent venation visible.