Asperula orientalis

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Oriental Woodruff
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Rubieae
Genus: Asperula
Species: A. orientalis
Binomial name
Asperula orientalis
Boiss. & Hohen.

Asperula orientalis (known as Annual Woodruff[1] or Oriental Woodruff) is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family.[2] It is found from Turkey, western Syria, Iraq, the Caucasus and Iran. It is often used as an ornamental plant in various regions and is reportedly naturalized in Oregon, North Dakota and the Czech Republic.[3][4]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ Boissier, Pierre Edmond & Hohenacker, Rudolph Friedrich. 1843. Diagnoses Plantarum Orientalium Novarum, ser. 1, 3: 30–31
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Asperula orientalis
  4. ^ Plants Profile: Asperula orientalis

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