Home; Inula crithmoides. Inula crithmoides. Summary; Photos; Maps; Habitats; Life Form; Distribution; Conservation Status; Other Accounts; References. Inula crithmoides L., a common halophyte from the coast of Lebanon was evaluated for use in saline agriculture. The plant is traditionally consumed in Lebanon. Learn more about the Golden samphire – with amazing Golden samphire photos and facts on Arkive.

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A simple one-seeded fruit which has an apical structure of radiating fine light bristles called pappus which aid the seed to disperse away by wind.

The corolla usually consists betweenbright yellow ray florets or ‘petals’ that are strap-shaped and have 3 teeth tiny teeth at the tip.

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This QR Code is unique to this page. LMBCR Close up photo of fruit showing detail of the receptacle on inyla left and of the achenes right which consist of a light-brown seed with a bristly pappus having a beige colour. Young leaves may be eaten raw or cooked as a leaf vegetable. Each floret is a tube with a star-shaped opening from which a single style protrudes out.

Some specimens have more flattened but still fleshy leaves with 3 tiny teeth at their tip.


Retrieved from ” https: On sea-cliffs it grows on ledges, in crevices and in open turf on calcareous or base-rich rocks, where it is often rooted in soil enriched with calcareous shell sand.

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Elongate inflorescence with compound branching forming clusters of flowers.

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Aromatic Most of the plant especially the leaves have an aromatic scent. A collection of achenes with a bristly pappus forming a soft spherical structure. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

Golden samphire Scientific classification Kingdom: You will receive a range of benefits including: Most of the leaves have a finger-like structure, but few specimens have a more flattened leaf with 3 small teeth-like lobes at the apex.

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The golden samphire Limbarda crithmoides is a perennial coastal species, which may be found growing on salt marsh or sea cliffs across western and southern Europe and the Mediterranean. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

Rocky places near the coast, though lnula can be found a few km inland too. A little further inland, it is found in Festuca rubra-Armeria maritima turf, usually on the seaward edge, associated with Arenaria serpyllifoliaBromus hordeaceus subsp.


This species is much better recorded now than in the Atlas. There are no images in this gallery.

Succeeds in an ordinary garden soil in a cfithmoides position[1]. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

At the centre of the flower lies the disc florets each about mm in size which have a 5-lobed corolla, from which yolk-yellow stamens fused around a common style protrudes out. Taken at the end of August, The distribution of I. Crihhmoides Photo of a flower consisting of bright yellow, peripheral ray florets ‘petals’ and numerous yolk-yellow disk florets at the centre. Numerous achenes with crithmoires Secondly, flowers of the Maltese specimens tend to be rather small but the plants usually have plentiful inflorescences.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Right plant wrong place. Perennation – primary Perennial. Seed – sow spring or autumn in a cold frame.