Plumbago europaea

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Plumbago europaea
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Plumbago europaea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Genus: Plumbago
Species: P. europaea
Binomial name
Plumbago europaea
  • Plumbago angustifolia Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. (Spach) 10: 337. 1841.
  • Plumbago denticulata St.Lager, Étude Fl., ed. 8 [A. Cariot] 2: 690. 1889.
  • Plumbago europaea var. asperrima Sennen & Elías in Sennen, Pl. Espagne ??? n.° 2828
  • Plumbago europaea var. glandulosa Cout., Fl. Portugal ???. 1913.
  • Plumbago lapathifolia Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 1(2): 837. 1798.
  • Plumbago purpurea Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 122. 1796.
  • Plumbago undulata Moench, Suppl. Meth. (Moench) 153. 1802.

Plumbago europaea, also known as the common leadwort, is a plant species in the genus Plumbago found in the Mediterranean Basin and Central Asia.

P. europaea produces the flavonol europetin.[1]


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