Taxon: Reseda alba L.

Genus: Reseda
Family: Resedaceae
Nomen number: 30924
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:449. 1753
Name Verified on: 18-Aug-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jan-1996
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (of unknown importance fide Atlas WWeed; Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait; Saudi Arabia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Malta
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain


  • Abdallah, M. S. & H. C. D. de Wit 1978. The Resedaceae. A taxonomical revision of the family Belmontia, 1, Taxon. (or 2, Ecol; 3, Hort.; 4, Incidental.; N.S.) 8(26):123.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. 1976- (F Libya)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Meikle, R. D. Flora of Cyprus. 1977-1985 (F Cyprus)
  • Miller, A. G. & T. A. Cope Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. 1996- (F Arabia)
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. 1962-1963 (F Alger)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)

Check other web resources for Reseda alba L. :


  • Flower: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image