Taxon: Reseda lutea L.

Genus: Reseda
Family: Resedaceae
Nomen number: 70545
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:449. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Apr-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Middle Asia: Turkmenistan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus ; Egypt Sinai; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Czech Republic ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Malta ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


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  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. (F Libya)
  • Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Demilly, D. et al. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7. 2001 (L Noms French ed7)
  • 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. (L Medit)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2004 (L Canarias)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Meikle, R. D. Flora of Cyprus. (F Cyprus)
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. (F Alger)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. (F Iraq)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)

Check other web resources for Reseda lutea L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image