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Table 4 List of plants reported by at least 3 informants in Karst or Gorjanci, with their frequency, rank and Smith’s salience index

From: Folk use of medicinal plants in Karst and Gorjanci, Slovenia

Karst Gorjanci
Plant Freq. Rank Smith’s S Plant Freq. Rank Smith’s S
Sambucus nigra 24 4.5 0.794 Sambucus nigra 24 6.38 0.694
Salvia officinalis 22 11.45 0.448 Achillea millefolium 20 10 0.462
Rosa spp. 22 10.36 0.491 Tilia spp. 20 7.65 0.541
Thymus serpyllum 20 7.05 0.552 Matricaria chamomilla 19 10.05 0.465
Mentha spp. 18 8.22 0.458 Urtica dioica 17 8.24 0.398
Melissa officinalis 18 8.17 0.475 Hypericum perforatum 16 7.44 0.478
Matricaria chamomilla 16 11.44 0.329 Rosa spp. 16 17.25 0.200
Tilia spp. 16 7.13 0.439 Centaurium spp. 15 11.07 0.376
Achillea millefolium 14 10.29 0.328 Vaccinium myrtillus 15 14.67 0.259
Urtica dioica 13 9.85 0.300 Fragaria vesca 13 11.92 0.257
Crataegus spp. 13 9.08 0.335 Arnica montana 12 14.08 0.227
Foeniculum vulgare 13 12.69 0.241 Calendula officinalis 12 11.25 0.296
Juniperus communis 12 12.5 0.225 Primula vulgaris 12 8.5 0.301
Satureja spp. 11 9.64 0.252 Tussilago farfara 11 11.09 0.235
Centaurium spp. 11 12.36 0.216 Salvia officinalis 11 10.45 0.245
Hypericum perforatum 11 11.45 0.243 Equisetum arvense 10 14.8 0.203
Rosmarinus officinalis 11 11.36 0.224 Betula pendula 10 16.3 0.158
Rubus spp. 11 12.64 0.202 Picea abies 10 13.2 0.200
Prunus spinosa 10 11.7 0.207 Thymus serpyllum 9 9.22 0.228
Plantago spp. 10 11.4 0.208 Juglans regia 9 20.67 0.096
Laurus nobilis 9 16.56 0.087 Juniperus communis 9 19.33 0.121
Taraxacum officinale agg. 9 10 0.178 Plantago spp. 9 12.89 0.192
Calendula officinalis 9 10.78 0.197 Rubus spp. 8 15.38 0.157
Cornus mas 8 13.5 0.149 Mentha spp. 8 8 0.229
Origanum majorana 8 9.13 0.182 Viola spp. 7 9.86 0.178
Artemisia spp. 7 14.14 0.122 Taraxacum officinale agg. 7 21.86 0.095
Lavandula spp. 7 11.14 0.162 Carum carvi 7 12.71 0.166
Sempervivum tectorum 7 16 0.096 Melissa officinalis 7 8.43 0.209
Picea abies 6 13.33 0.080 Pulmonaria officinalis 7 11.29 0.184
Asparagus spp. 6 12.5 0.079 Sempervivum tectorum 6 13.83 0.110
Althaea officinalis 6 13.67 0.091 Potentilla erecta 6 18.83 0.097
Ruta graveolens 6 18.67 0.077 Sedum maximum 6 18 0.088
Sedum maximum 6 12.67 0.103 Crataegus spp. 6 7.83 0.167
Arnica montana 6 12.17 0.108 Artemisia spp. 6 22.67 0.068
Robinia pseudacacia 5 20.4 0.028 Quercus spp. 6 19 0.077
Fragaria vesca 5 15.4 0.087 Trifolium spp. 5 11.6 0.106
Aloysia citrodora 5 13 0.073 Pimpinella anisum 5 9.4 0.138
Prunus avium 4 17.25 0.016 Prunus spinosa 5 12.2 0.109
Tussilago farfara 4 15.5 0.069 Rubus idaeus 5 12.8 0.100
Anthyllis vulneraria 4 8.25 0.117 Bellis perennis 4 12 0.104
Levisticum officinale 4 13 0.07 Solidago spp. 4 13 0.085
Verbascum densiflorum 4 15.25 0.081 Origanum vulgare 4 9.75 0.068
Ocimum basilicum 3 10.33 0.061 Castanea sativa 4 17.25 0.055
Gentiana lutea 3 14 0.055 Allium ursinum 4 17.25 0.035
Aesculus hippocastanum 3 8.67 0.067 Symphytum officinale 3 13.33 0.055
Carum carvi 3 18.67 0.022 Berberis vulgaris 3 9.33 0.060
Tanacetum parthenium 3 17.33 0.010 Viscum album 3 24 0.028
Pimpinella anisum 3 12.33 0.061 Linum usitatissimum 3 23 0.029
Primula vulgaris 3 16 0.054 Robinia pseudacacia 3 25 0.038
     Galium odoratum 3 26 0.028
  1. Plant species that were reported in only one of the two regions are printed in bold