Taxon: Erinus alpinus L.

 
Genus: Erinus
Family: Plantaginaceae
      Tribe: Digitalideae
Nomen number: 401659
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:630. 1753
Name Verified on: 29-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Mar-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • alpine balsam  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • fairy-foxglove  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • liver balsam  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • bálsamo-dos-Andes  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • leverört  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Austria; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. 1931-1941 (L Maroc)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. 1962-1963 (F Alger)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)

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