Thursday, August 21, 2008
Synonym: Inula candida ssp. verbascifolia
This little plant was growing at Wave Hill the last time I went (the process of going through old image files continues). The contrast between the silvery foliage and bright yellow flowers was attractive. Reminded me of a miniature sunflower.
There wasn’t a whole of information on this particular species of Inula. The genus is made up of 90 species and it is quite variable. The species range from diminutive types to giant plants. Inula verbascifolia is native to the Italy and the Southern Balkans, other Inula are native to Europe, Africa and some Asian regions.
This is my Skywatch Friday photo for this week. Just a shot after we parked to walk the couple of blocks to the restaurant the other night.
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