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Simplebeak Ironwort / Očist

Sideritis romana

Description:

Sideritis are also known as ironwort, mountain tea and shepherd's tea. It is a genus of flowering plants well known for their use as herbal medicine, commonly as a tisane.

Habitat:

They are abundant in Mediterranean regions, the Balkans, the Iberian Peninsula and Macaronesia, but can also be found in Central Europe and temperate Asia.

Notes:

In Greek "Sideritis" can be literally translated as "he who is or has the iron". The plant was known to ancient Greeks, specifically Dioscorides and Theophrastus. Although Dioscorides describes three species, only one (probably S. scordioides) is thought to relate to Sideritis. In ancient times Sideritis was a generic reference for plants capable of healing wounds caused by iron weapons during battles. However others hold that the name stems from the shape of the sepal which resembles the tip of a spear.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago
Simplebeak Ironwort, očist
Sideritis romana Flora Croatica Database : 10094


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8 Comments

injica
injica 7 years ago

Takav komentar sam već čula od svoje drage prijateljiće zaljubljene u vretenca, kakav vam to defekt usađuje biologija prema kornjašima ;D?

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

OMG, izabrala si najbrojniju skupinu kukaca na planeti za spottati...

injica
injica 7 years ago

nemoj molim te, imam tu kornjaša ko u priči, pa ćeš vidjet neznanja!

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

...ma ti si za kukce kraljica :D

injica
injica 7 years ago

Znam znam, imam vec spotting ajuge iz vrta, determiniraju ju je Atanas, ja bisam bas toliko na ti s tim biljkama ;)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

:D ako si slikala ove žute cvjetiće pored očista, to je Ajuga chamaepitys...

injica
injica 7 years ago

AAA tek sad kužim zašto se tako zove po naški ;)

injica
injica 7 years ago

Hvala :) bit će još misterija, ne brini ;)

injica
Spotted by
injica

Croatia

Spotted on May 6, 2013
Submitted on May 6, 2013

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