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Inula britannica

Template:Speciesbox Inula britannica, the British yellowhead or meadow fleabane,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> is a Eurasian species of plant in the genus Inula within the daisy family. It is widespread across much of Europe and Asia, and sparingly naturalized in scattered locations in North America.<ref>Altervista Flora Italiana, Inula britannica L. includes photos and European distribution map</ref><ref>Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map</ref><ref>Flora of China, Inula britannica Linnaeus, 1753. 欧亚旋覆花 ou ya xuan fu hua </ref>

Inula britannica is an erect herb up to 75 cm (30 inches) tall, with fine hairs but not the thick woolly coat characterizing some related species. Leaves are lance-shaped, up to 5 cm (2 inches) long. One plant produces a few heads, each on a long flower stalk. Each had contains 50-150 yellow ray flowers and 100-250 yellow disc flowers.<ref>Flora of North America, Inula britannica Linnaeus, 1753. </ref>

The plant produces the flavonol axillarin.<ref>Acylated Flavonol Glycosides from the Flower of Inula britannica. Eun Jung Park, Youngleem Kim, and Jinwoong Kim, Journal of Natural Products, 2000, 63 (1), pages 34–36</ref>

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