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Plant in Armenia
Օշակ մերկ (“Oshak merk”)
The natural habitat of this species in Armenia is rapidly decreasing due to the intensive use of the plant for medicinal purposes (for medicinal plants of Armenia click here), and the use of the territories for agricultural purposes.
Habitat in Armenia
Habitat and ecology
Grows in dry loamy or rocky hill slopes.
Biology and potential value
Has huge medicinal value (for medicinal plants of Armenia click here). Intensive gathering causes unsatisfactory natural reproduction.
Measures of protection
Species should be fully protected and used for medicinal purposes.