Linaria genistifolia (L.) Miller ssp. confertiflora (Boiss.) Davis
Common name: Nevruz otu [Tu]
Çığlıkara Nature Reserve, Elmalı, ANTALYA ● Turkey
IUCN Conservation Status: LC (Least Concern)
Description: Herbaceous plant, 50 to 100 cm. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate, glabrous. Flowers with corolla bright yellow, 8-12 mm length, glabrous, with 5 petals. Long spur of 5-8mm, conical.
Habitat: roadsides, under forest, stony places, to 1700 m.
Distribution: Endemic Irano-Turanian species. It grows in Inner and South Anatolia.
Uses: It is used as a folk medicine for its antidiabetic, purgative and diuretic effects, and for its emollient and vulnerary activities, it is topically applied in the treatment of eczema, hemorrhoid and vascular disorders.
Iridoids (aucubin, antirrinoside, kickxioside), diterpens, flavonoids (pectolinarin, linarine) and alkaloids (peganine) are the chemical constituents of the plant, determined by the recent studies.
Bingöl F., Şener B., Küçükboyacı N. , 1997. Morphological and Anatomical studies on Linaria genistifolia (L.) Miller ssp. confertiflora (Boiss.) Davis, Ankara Üniversitesi Eczacılık Fakültesi Yayınları No.:75
Davis, P.H., 1978. Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Vol.6, 654-72, University Press, Edinburgh.