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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Inula crithmoides

The saltmarsh occurrences are mainly restricted to the Solent, West Sussex, the Thames estuary and Essex, whereas the cliff populations are found in Kent and Purbeck westwards. LMBCR Close up photo of fruit showing detail of the receptacle on the left and of the achenes right which consist of a light-brown seed with a bristly pappus having a beige colour. Prices reasonable and rated differently according size and resolution.

More support is needed [ read more ] Nomenclature. Inula, the Latin classical name for the plant, is considered to be a corruption of the Greek word Helenion which in its Latinised form, Helenium, is also crithmoiddes applied to the same species. Where have you seen this plant on the Maltese Islands?

Inula crithmoides | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora

The fleshy leaves and young shoots are pickled and used as a relish in salads etc[2, 66,]. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A mature fruit can be seen at the tip of the branch. The radiating achenes are attached to a common receptacle and when mature they detach and get dispersed by wind. Seeds of wild plants for sale for studies, trials, research, or personal use. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.


Which species are on the road to recovery? Disc-florets develop from the periphery to the centre of the capitulum. The flower consists of a cylindrical to semi-spherical involucre about 6mm long made of several, tiny, flap-like structures called phyllaries.

LMBCR Another photo showing a flowering branch with plenty of golden flowers in small loose clusters along the length of the branch. Submit further info on this species. Being a semi- succulent crithhmoides, Inula crithmoides grows well in the arid conditions of Summer in Malta and can withstand salt xrithmoides.

LMBCR Photo of a flower consisting of bright yellow, peripheral ray florets ‘petals’ and numerous yolk-yellow disk florets at the centre. Ecology A perennial herb of two distinct types of habitat.

Inula crithmoides L. — The Plant List

A little further inland, it is found in Festuca rubra-Armeria maritima turf, usually on the seaward edge, associated with Arenaria serpyllifoliaBromus hordeaceus subsp. Light Brown Pappus is beige. A collection of achenes with a bristly pappus forming a soft spherical structure. Use this form to submit more information on this species or report mistakes in this webpage.

A perennial herb of two distinct types of habitat. Golden samphire has a tufted habit, and the plant may grow up to 1 m tall. Secondly, flowers of the Maltese specimens tend to be rather small but the plants usually have plentiful inflorescences.

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Germination and rooting tests under various salinity regimes ranging from 0. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

Glabrous, fleshy and have a linear shape and with a tendency of having a slightly broadened upper part.

Please donate to Arkive Help us share inulz wonders of the natural world. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Inula crithmoides Full list of synonyms: Please view the copyright link for more information. One report says that the plant dislikes shade whilst another says that it succeeds in a shady border[37].

Each phyllary is completely green, pointed at the apex and glabrous.

Please bear in mind how much hard work such a large and up-to-date website about the flora of Malta requires. Flowers made up many petals ray florets radiating around numerous, packed, tiny flowers disc florets seated on a common receptacle.

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Availability depends on season. Flowers are produced in loose clusters mostly along the upper half of the branch, but the first flowers to develop are always present at the tip of the branch, with new flowers developing progressively downwards along the branch.

Inula knula is a small or low-growing shrubby plant forming many leafy branches.