- a composite weed, Inula helenium, naturalized in North America, having large yellow flowers and aromatic leaves and root.
Origin of elecampane
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The Elecampane (I. Helenium) is an imposing, robust-growing species, having large, broad leaves a foot or more in length.
A peculiar starch-like substance, first obtained by Rose from the root of Inula Helenium or elecampane.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Then the elecampane wine did good service; yet was it not till she had drunk of it many times that her tongue spoke plainly again.Margery [Gred], Complete
Inulin, in′ū-lin, n. a starch-like product used in medicine, obtained principally from the roots of the plant Inula or Elecampane.
In the marsh she knew the Harvester was reaping queen-of-the-meadow, and around the high borders, elecampane and burdock.The Harvester
Gene Stratton Porter
- a perennial flowering plant, Inula helenium, of Europe, Asia, and North America having large hairy leaves and narrow yellow petals: family Asteraceae (composites)