Doronicum orientale is a species of shady woodland and damp meadows in much of SE Europe and through Anatolia to Caucasus. In Greece it is widespread on the mainland and also found on some of the larger Aegean islands. It has a cylindrical, almost unbranched, horizontal rhizome with tufts of hairs, and is effectively a geophyte, dying down completely in the summer. In rocky habitats at higher altitude it is often replaced by D. columnae, which is a lower plant remaining green throughout the summer.
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Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; North Aegean islands present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Woodlands and scrub
Presidential Decree 67/81
The change of the name is based on Hind (2019) who mentions that "critical examination and reading of the works in which the protologues were published has led to the conclusion that Doronicum caucasicum M. Bieb. was published earlier than D. orientale Hoffm., but it is highly likely that the two names were based on the same Adams collection that Adams had annotated as Doronicum orientale".