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Serratula tinctoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Serratula

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Serratula is a genus of at least 17[1] species in the daisy family native to the old world.[2] Serratula as traditionally defined contains at least two groups: one of which is basal within the subtribe Centaureinae and one of which is derived; the former group can be moved to the genus Klasea.[3]

Various species contain apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, other flavonoids and ecdysteroids.[4]


The Plant List lists the following species as accepted:[5]


  1. ^ "Serratula". Chinese Plant Names. 
  2. ^ "serratula". online dictionary. 
  3. ^ Martins, Ludwig; Hellwig, Frank H. (August 2005). "Systematic position of the genera Serratula and Klasea within Centaureinae (Cardueae, Asteraceae) inferred from ETS and ITS sequence data and new combinations in Klasea". Taxon 54 (3): 632–638. doi:10.2307/25065420. JSTOR 25065420. 
  4. ^ Báthori, M; Zupkó, I; Hunyadi, A; Gácsné-Baitz, E; Dinya, Z; Forgó, P (March 2004). "Monitoring the antioxidant activity of extracts originated from various Serratula species and isolation of flavonoids from Serratula coronata". Fitoterapia 75 (2): 162–7. doi:10.1016/j.fitote.2003.12.009. PMID 15030920. 
  5. ^ "Serratula". The Plant List. 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2013.