Taxon: Reseda odorata L.

Genus: Reseda
Family: Resedaceae
Nomen number: 30928
Place of publication: Amoen. acad. 3:51. 1756 (Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1046. 1759)
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Pl Book; Dict Econ Pl)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Libya
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Greece - Crete

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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