|Elecampane (Inula helenium) flower, photographed in Ottawa, Ontario in 2019|
Elecampane (//), Inula helenium, also called horse-heal or elfdock, is a widespread plant species in the sunflower family Asteraceae. It is native to Eurasia from Spain to Xinjiang Province in western China, and naturalized in parts of North America.
From Middle English elena campana, from a confusion of Latin enula campana and helenium.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɛlɪkamˈpeɪn/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛləkæmˈpeɪn/
elecampane (countable and uncountable, plural elecampanes)
- A tall Eurasian herb, Inula helenium, whose roots have been used medicinally
- Synonyms: horseheal, scabwort
- Hypernym: inula