A study on Reseda lutea L. distributed naturally in West Anatolia in Turkey

DOĞAN Y., Başlar S., Mert H. H.

Acta Botanica Croatica, vol.61, no.1, pp.35-43, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: Acta Botanica Croatica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-43
  • Keywords: Morphology, Reseda lutea, Seed germination
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Morphology and seed germination of Reseda lutea L. (Resedaceae), which is distributed naturally in Turkey, were investigated. Germination trial was observed at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40°C. In laboratory conditions at 25°C, 87% of the seeds of R. lutea germinated, while in soil conditions, the best germination rate was only 23%, achieved with seeds sowed at 10 mm depth. The results of germination under different light conditions showed that the germination rate at 25°C in continuous darkness was 87%, 76% with 6 hours of light, 67% with 12 hours of light, 52% with 18 hours of light and 42% with continuous light. Measurements of samples collected from different localities showed that the length of the plant is inversely proportional to the altitude.