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Table 3 Comparison of the five plants most often quoted (scientific name (number of citations)) in each of eight Mediterranean countries.

From: Traditional knowledge of wild edible plants used in Palestine (Northern West Bank): A comparative study

Area First plant Second plant Third plant Fourth plant Fifth plant
Palestine* Majorana syriaca (L.) Rafin. (150) Salvia fruticosa Mill. (131) Malva sylvestris L. (129) Cyclamen persicum Miller (99) Gundelia tournefortii L. (99)
Albania♣ Chenopodium bonus-henricus L. (40) Fragaria vesca L. (36) Rubus idaeus L. (35 citations) Allium triquetrum L. (23) Rumex alpinus L. (15)
Greece♣ Scandix pecten-veneris L. subsp. pecten-veneris (53) Prasium majus L. (36) Sonchus oleraceus L. (34) Cichorium spinosum L. (32) Papaver rhoeas L. (32)
Cyprus♣ Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke (17) Capparis spinosa L. (16) Asparagus acutifolius L. (15) Malva parviflora L. (14) Scolymus hispanicus L. (13)
Egypt♣ Portulaca oleracea L. (29) Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla L. (24) Ziziphus spina-Christi (L.) Willd (22) Corchorus olitorius L. (20) Malva sylvestris L. (20)
Italy♣ Cichorium intybus L. (50) Taraxacum officinale Weber (47) Urtica dioica L. (47) Hypochaeris radicata L. (44) Picris echioides L. (44)
Morocco♣ Origanium majorana L. (37) Mentha pulegium L. (31) Calamintha officinalis Moench (27) Ficus carica L. Portulaca oleracea L.
Spain♣ Tamus communis L. (15) Thymus mastichina L. (14) Andryala integrifolia L. (15) Origanum virens Hoffmanns. And Link (12) Tolpis barbata (L.) Gaertner (9)
  1. * Present study, ♣ Hadjichambis et al. 2007.