Inula helenium
Elecampane, Tu Mu Xiang

Inula helenium,
Elecampane, Tu Mu Xiang

With long rays of yellow appearing in late summer along roadsides in northeastern US, this perennial was brought to America from southeastern Europe where it has enjoyed a long history of medicinal cultivation.

Grow specs: Broad at the base reaching to 6ft. Space 3 ft. apart. Full sun to partial shade. Any soil. Teas have been used traditionally to help digestion, expel worms, and treat certain cancers.

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