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Reseda lutea (Wild mignonette)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Resedaceae

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Resedaceae is a family of generally herbaceous dicotyledonous plants comprising some 70 species in six genera:

Recent molecular studies suggest that Oligomeris, Randonia and Ochradenus all arose from within the ranks of Reseda. This would imply that only three genera should be recognized, although as yet no nomenclatural changes have been made.[1]

The family includes annuals, biennials and perennials and is distributed in temperate to sub-tropical regions of the Europe, western Asia, the Middle East, North America, and South Africa.

Resedaceae were placed under the Cronquist system in the order Capparales. The APG II system places it in the order Brassicales.

Species include:


  1. ^ Santiago Martín-Bravo, Harald Meimberg, Modesto Luceño, Wolfgang Märkl, Virginia Valcárcel, Christian Bräuchler, Pablo Vargas and Günther Heubl (2007). "Molecular systematics and biogeography of Resedaceae based on ITS and trnL-F sequences". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44 (3): 1105–1120. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.12.016. PMID 17300965.