Asperula glomerata

Asperula glomerata

Ssp condensata: Sık yumyuotu; Ssp eriantha: Dağ yumyumu; Ssp glomerata: Yumyumotu

 
Perennial herbs with robust woody rootstock. Stems numerous, stolon-like at base, ascending to erect, vegetative and floriferous, 10-30 cm, semiterete, ± hairy, with short, densely leafy lateral branches. Leaves in whorls of 6-8, 7-12 x0.5-1 mm, thick and linear, glaucous, with strongly revolute margins, ± hairy. Thyrses consisting of dense cymose ter-minal and lateral heads; bracts 6-9 mm, lanceolate, often ± connate with stipules into lobed elements. Corollas 5-merous, 6-9 mm, purplish, greenish or yellowish with densely hairy to glabrous tube and lobes. Mericarps 2.5-4 mm, hirsute or glabrous and granulate. 2n = 20.
1. Stems erect, mostly 20-30 cm, with elongate internodes; terminal and some lateral flower fascicles or heads present
  2. Corolla tube glabrous or with scattered hairs  subsp. glomerata
  2. Corolla tube ± densely hairy  subsp. eriantha 
 1. Stems procumbent or low, mostly less than 20 cm, with short internodes; only one terminal flower head present subsp. condensata
   3. Plants forming compact cushions; stems stiff and ± erect  var. condensata 
   3. Plants forming mats; stems filiform and ± creeping  var. filiformis
Distribution of species: Daghestan, Transcaucasia, W. Syria, N. Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pamir-Alai, Tien-Shan, Ir-Tur. element.