Asperula arvensis

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Asperula arvensis


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Rubioideae
Tribus: Rubieae
Genus: Asperula
Species: Asperula arvensis


Asperula arvensis L., Sp. Pl.: 103 (1753).


  • Homotypic
  • Heterotypic
    • Asperula dubia Willd. in J.A.Schultes & J.H.Schultes, Mant. 3: 189 (1827).
    • Asperula ciliata Moench, Methodus: 484 (1794), nom. illeg. [given by POWO as synonym of Plocama calabrica, but in Moench with Asperula arvensis in synonymy and with a diagnosis fitting this species]


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Northern Europe
      • Denmark, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden (introduced).
    • Regional: Middle Europe
      • Austria, Belgium (extinct), Czechoslovakia (introduced), Germany (extinct), Hungary, Netherlands (extinct), Switzerland.
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Corse, France, Portugal, Sardegna, Spain.
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Romania, Sicilia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia.
    • Regional: Eastern Europe
      • Krym, South European Russia, Northwest European Russia, Ukraine.
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Middle Asia
      • Kirgizstan, Turkmenistan.
    • Regional: Caucasus
      • Transcaucasus.
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Turkey.
  • Continental: Northern America (introduced)
    • Regional: Northeastern U.S.A.
      • New York.
    • Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Maryland.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Acker-Meier
suomi: Peltomaratti
русский: Ясменник полевой
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