Aromatic Inula

AROMATIC INULA

Aromatic Inula is one of the most abundant autumn wild flowers of Crete.

The Aromatic Inula also known as Dittrichia viscosa, Sticky fleabane and False Yellowhead is just one of the many wild flowers of Crete.

The Aromatic Inula belongs to the Asteraceae, (Daisy) family and grows all around the Mediterranean.

This flower grows abundantly in the autumn months all over the Greek Island of Crete. You'll find it along roadsides and uncultivated fields.

As its name suggests it has a lovely aroma and was traditionally used as a dye of a greenish yellow shade.

STICKY FLEABANE ALSO KNOWN AS AROMATIC INULA
FALSE YELLOWHEAD

Numerous yellow flower heads and sticky leaves are characteristics of this plant. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects.

DITTRICHIA VISCOSA (Latin)

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