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Inula hirta

(Rauhhaariger Alant)

Common Names

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Common Names in Arabic:

طيون شعري

Common Names in French:

Inule hérissée

Common Names in German:

Rauer Alant, Rauhhaariger Alant

Common Names in Polish:

Oman szorstki


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Family Compositae

The largest family of flowering plants , the Compositae (Asteraceae), comprising about 1,100 genera and more than 20,000 species and characterized by many small flowers arranged in a head looking like a single flower and subtended by an involucre of bracts. A head may consist of both ray flowers and disk flowers, as in the sunflower, of disk flowers only, as in the burdock, or of ray flowers only, as in the dandelion.


Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 773 meters (0 to 2,536 feet).[1]


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Data Providers: Govaerts World Compositae Checklist A-G, IPNI, Tropicos, Euro+Med. GCC LSID: urn

Last scrutiny: 20-Aug-09

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Inula

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 18 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:

I. britannica (British Yellow-Head) · I. britannica var. chinensis (British Yellowhead) · I. conyza (Ploughmans Spikenard) · I. conyzae (Ploughman's Spikenard) · I. crithmoides (Golden Samphire) · I. ensifolia (Elecampane) · I. falcata (Sickleleaf Silkgrass) · I. helenium (Alant) · I. helenium 'Goliath' (Alant) · I. helenium 'Nana' (Dwarf Elecampagne) · I. helianthus-aquatica (Aquatic Sunflower) · I. hookeri (Elecampagne) · I. magnifica (Elecampane) · I. orientalis (Caucasian Elecampagne) · I. primulifolia (Primroseleaf Horseweed) · I. racemosa 'Sonnenspeer' (Elecampane) · I. royleana (Elecampane) · I. salicina (Willow-Leaf Yellow-Head)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal November 25, 2007:



  1. Mean = 254.180 meters (833.924 feet), Standard Deviation = 177.070 based on 461 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-20