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Reseda phyteuma
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Scientific Name - Reseda L. phyteuma

Synonyms - aragonensis Loscos & Pardo Reseda, Reseda litigiosa Sennen & Pau.

Popular names - Reseda selvatica, farolillos.

Distribution and Habitat - originated in southern Europe and southwest Asia, North Africa, it grows on basic soils, grassy edges of roads, from 0 to 1900 m altitude.

Description - annual or perennial herbaceous. Glabra or papilla stem scabrous, erect or ascending, branched, 10-40 cm tall. Leaves 50-100 x 5-15 mm, lower entire, lanceolate cunea, spatula, top round, the other with lacinii trisectate subspatulate. Bracts 2.5 - 3 mm. Inflorescence raceme short, the time is long and lax. Pedicel 10 mm. Sepals 6, spatula. Petals 6, white or greenish white, the upper with 5-9 linear-blanceolate segments, 3-5 mm. Stamens with filaments dilated at the tip, antherspale yellow. Blooms in February and August. Fruit ovate capsule oblong, 13-14 x 5.5 - 9 mm at the top with three teeth short, sharp, smooth or papillae. Kidney-shaped seeds, 2-2.5 mm, gray or reddish, rough. 2n = 12

Curiosity - Reseda phyteuma was mentioned by Dioscorides as an aphrodisiac.

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