The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
plants that need soil rich in zinc and whose ashes contain a considerable quantity of zinc. Calamine plants include a variety of yellow violet (Violalutea var. calaminaria) and a variety of alpine pennycress (Thlaspi alpestre var. calaminarium).
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