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Dittrichia viscosa

Inule visqueuse
Sticky Fleabane

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

20-30 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

50-100 cm

Description

A common, sticky perennial found along the seashore as well as inland. It has an unpleasant smell.

In order to combat the olive fruit fly, Dittrichia viscosa has been introduced into olive groves as a biological method of control, having been found to be host to the predator of the olive fruit fly.

Flowers

16 ray florets and 44 disk florets.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Narrow, pointed, undulated, serrated or not, sticky on both sides, margins rough to the touch.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, dry, 1-seeded fruit.

Edible

Medical

Used for bladder problems.

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