Inula salicina

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeInulaInula salicina


This perennial herb is known only from the northern half of Lough Derg, where it has been recorded along the limestone shoreline and on the islands, occupying an intermediate, stony habitat between the flood level and the surrounding scrub. Lowland.



World Distribution

Eurasian Temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Inland rock (quarries, cliffs, screes)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 9

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1017

Life form information

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 0

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 3

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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