Scorzonera L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 790 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Europe to Japan and W. Himalaya, Canary Is to N. Africa and Sahara.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Magadan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Texas, Victoria, Wyoming


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 12, 1990 Sümbül, H. [2239] Turkey K000797261 Isotype Yes
Davis [44424] K002055612 Yes
Davis [43945] K002055616 Yes
Schleicher [s.n.] K002024625 Yes
[Steven] [s.n.] K002024714 Yes
Baldacci, A. [129] K002024681 Yes
Turczaninow, P.K.N.S. [s.n.] K000797256 Unknown Type Material Yes
Davis; Polunin, O. [22544] K002055615 Yes
Davis; Polunin, O. [22681] K002055617 Yes
Bornmüller, J.F.N. [4109] Iran K000797274 Unknown Type Material Yes
Maximowicz, C.J. [s.n.] Russia K000797252 Unknown Type Material Yes
Davis [45989] K002055614 Yes
Pichler, T. [s.n.] Turkey K002055597 Yes
Davis; Polunin, O. [23142] K002055613 Yes
Davis, P.H. [14846] K002055594 Yes
Forbes [364] K002024937 No
Davis; Polunin, O. [23763] K002055611 Yes
Heldreich [273] Greece K000797211 Unknown Type Material Yes
Archibald, J.C. [1277] K002024939 No
Gay, J. [s.n.] K000797254 Unknown Type Material Yes
Boissier, P.E. [s.n.] Spain K000797228 Syntype Yes
Boissier, P.E. [s.n.] Spain K000797226 Syntype Yes
Davis; Coode [D. 38914] K002055592 Yes
Sintenis, P.E.E. [969] K002024682 Yes
{Davis; Coode; Yaltirik} [D.38376] K002055591 Yes
Haussknecht, H.C. [s.n.] Turkey K000797176 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000797253 Unknown Type Material Yes
Bourgeau, E. [305] Spain K000797227 Unknown Type Material Yes
Davis [21577] K002055595 Yes
Davis, P.H. [14862 A] K002055593 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Turkey K002055596 Yes


  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.