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2011
Reseda lutea
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Reseda lutea

Synonyms - Maire nainii Reseda, Reseda Pourret ramosissima ex Willd.

Popular names - St Mary's lap, recall, rosette wild common Reseda, amorino giallo, guaderella, Erba gialla, gualdon, Reseda Amarilla.

Distribution and Habitat - originated in Europe, it grows on basic soils, fields, dry ribs, from 0 to 2000 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous annual, papilla or glabrous. Stems erect or ascending, 30-80 cm tall, branched from the base. Leaves alternate, the basal trifid, the middle double-fidate Ternate or 2-3 pinnate, the upper trifid with segments linear to lanceolate, margins wavy. Inflorescence raceme terminal, at first short, later elongated hermaphrodite flowers. Bracts obsolete. Peduncle 2-7 mm. Sepals 6, linear, unequal. Petals 6, greenish yellow, 3 mm, longer than sepals, obsolete, the superioare trilobite, with middle lobe linear, lower and narrower. Stamens 20, filaments filiform, with short hairs. Blooms in May and September. Oblonga fruit capsule ovate, 6-12 x 4.5-5.5 mm, erect, cropped top, with three short teeth. Seeds oval, smooth, glossy, dark brown.

Curiosity - Reseda luteola species is like having entire leaves and flowers with four petals.

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