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Erinus alpinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Erinus

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Erinus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Plantaginaceae (previously in the family Scrophulariaceae), native to stony mountainous sites in North Africa and southern Europe. Some members of the genus have been cultivated as ornamental plants, particularly Erinus alpinus, for which a number of different cultivars are available.[1]


  • Erinus africanus
  • Erinus alpinus
  • Erinus americanus
  • Erinus aethiopicus
  • Erinus bilabiatus
  • Erinus campanulata
  • Erinus capensis
  • Erinus europaeus
  • Erinus fragrans
  • Erinus frutescens
  • Erinus glabratus
  • Erinus gracilis
  • Erinus hispanicus
  • Erinus humilis
  • Erinus incisus
  • Erinus laciniatus
  • Erinus lanceolatus
  • Erinus lychnideus
  • Erinus maritimus
  • Erinus olivana
  • Erinus patens
  • Erinus peruvianus
  • Erinus portulacaster
  • Erinus procumbens
  • Erinus pulchellus
  • Erinus selaginoides
  • Erinus simplex
  • Erinus thiabaudii
  • Erinus tomentosus
  • Erinus tristis
  • Erinus umbellatus
  • Erinus verticillatus
  • Erinus villosus
  • Erinus viscosus


  1. ^ RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 

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