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Helichrysum italicum
Helichrysum italicum
Italian Strawflower
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0621 1798 (2021-06-19)

Copyright © 2021 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Jun 19, 2010
  • latitude 44.37233   longitude 14.78002     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Island Olib, south outskirts of village Olib, Kvarner bay, Adriatic Sea (Rijeka region, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: laški smilj - syn.: Gnaphalium italicum Roth, Gnaphalium glutinosum Ten., Helichrysum numidicum Pomel, Helichrysum rupestre subsp. glutinosum (Ten.) Nyman - Habitat: stony abandoned fields, drywalls, ruderal places; almost flat terrain; open, sunny, dry places; calcareous ground, elevation 30 m (100 feet); average precipitations 900 – 1.000 mm/year, average temperature 12-14 deg deg C, (Sub-)Mediterranean phytogeographical region. Substratum: stony soil. Comment (applies to Flicks album Helichrysum italicum): Helichrysum italicum is a very aromatic, small Mediterranean shrub. It is a beautiful, widespread and very common plant, many times giving Mediterranean landscape its typical accent and aromatic smell – a true botany hallmark of Adriatic islands similar to Salvia rosmarinus, commonly known as rosemary and Laurus nobilis (bay tree) or Salvia officinalis (common sage). It grows in garrigue, stony pastures, cliffs, dry mountain slopes, stony walls and other ruderal places in the villages along East Adriatic Sea shores including the warmest parts of Slovenia. It is a medical plant used for the dermatological treatment, wound healing and in veterinary medicine. In past times it was used particularly to treat cough and joint ailments for donkeys (former Mediterranean cars). Ref.: (1) A. Martinči et all., Mala Flora Slovenije (Flora of Slovenia - Key) (in Slovenian), Tehnična Založba Slovenije (2007), p 649. (2) I. Schӧnfelder, P. Schӧnfelder, Kosmos Atlas Mittelmeer- und Kanarenflora, Kosmos, (2002), p 214. (3) M. Blamey, C. Grey-Wilson, Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, A & C Black, London (2005), p 437. Camera: Nikon D70 /Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_0431/2010_DSC2898
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Italian Strawflower, Immortelle, Curry Plant (photographer)
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