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Serratula tinctoria.jpg
Serratula tinctoria[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae[2]
Genus: Serratula
Type species
Serratula tinctoria

Serratula is a genus[3] of plants in the thistle tribe within the daisy family native to Eurasia.[4][5] Plumeless saw-wort is a common name for plants in this genus.[6] 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.[7]

Various species contain apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, other flavonoids and ecdysteroids.[8]

formerly included[2]

numerous species now considered members of other genera: Acilepis Baccharoides Carphephorus Chronopappus Cirsium Crupina Cyanthillium Goniocaulon Hemistepta Heterocoma Hololepis Jurinea Klasea Laggera Liatris Lucilia Olgaea Oligochaeta Ptilostemon Rhaponticum Saussurea Scrobicaria Stemmacantha Synurus Syreitschikovia Vernonia


  1. ^ painting by the Swedish botanist C. A. M. Lindman (1856–1928), taken from his book(s) Bilder ur Nordens Flora (first edition published 1901–1905, supplemented edition 1917–1926?).
  2. ^ a b c d Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  3. ^ "Serratula". Chinese Plant Names. 
  4. ^ Flora of China Vol. 20-21 Page 188 伪泥胡菜属 wei ni hu cai shu Serratula Linnaeus
  5. ^ "serratula". online dictionary. 
  6. ^ "Serratula". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Serratula". The Plant List. 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2013.