Taxon: Hyssopus officinalis L.

 
Genus: Hyssopus
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Nepetoideae
      Tribe: Mentheae
        Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 19644
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:569. 1753
Name Verified on: 25-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Apr-1995
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Materials: essential oils (used in perfumery fide Ency CNatIn; Flower Oils)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    • Western Asia: Iran; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia; Hungary; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Europe

    • : Europe; North America
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; North America

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine - Krym
    • Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Slovakia
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States

References:

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  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
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  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image