|Scientific name:||Inula viscosa (L.) Aiton|
|Synonym name:||Dittrichia viscosa (L.) Greuter|
|Common name:||False yellowhead, Strong-Smelling Inula|
|Hebrew name:||טיון דביק|
|Arabic name:||نويطلا At-Teewan|
|Plant Family:||Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים|
|Stems:||50-150cm, often woody below, with a strong bituminous smell on bruising; stems of the plant are coated with a sticky resin|
|Leaves:||Alternate, narrowly lanceolate to oblong, pointed or acuminate, entire, dentate or serrate, stalkless, sticky|
|Flowers:||Yellow heads, campanulate, in loose pyramidical panicles: rays c.1cm; involucral bracts linear; apressed|
|Fruits / pods:||Cypselae; spindle-shaped, hairy; pappus-hairs whitish|
|Flowering Period:||July, August, September, October, November, December|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
inula, from Helen of Troy, being fabled to have sprung up from the ground where her tears were supposed to have fallen.
viscosa, sticky, clammy; referring mainly to the sticky exudate from the glandular hairs.
Dittrichia, named for the German botanist Manfred Dittrich (1934- ).
The Hebrew name: טיון, tayun (New Hebrew), elecampane, inula.