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Vaccaria

 

a genus of annual herbs of the family Caryophyllaceae. The stems are erect and branched; the leaves are bluegreen, entire, and opposite. The flowers are in a loose corymbose inflorescence, and the calyx has five winged ribs. The pink petals have a dentate claw. The fruit is a many-seeded capsule. There are several species in Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the temperature zone of Asia. The USSR has one species— V.hispánica (also classified as V. pyramidata or V. segetalis)—which is a pernicious weed of spring plantings (mainly millet and flax) in the forest and steppe zones. The seeds mature at the same time as those of the cultivated crop and, thus, are difficult to separate from millet grains and flax seeds.

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Vaccaria is a monotypic genus of Caryophyllaceae, comprised of the single species V.
The two previously-unrecorded species from the family Caryophyllaceae, Silene arabica and Vaccaria hispanica, were documented by the authors during various surveys, with data on the plant populations and habitats based on field observations in the field.
Vaccaria hispanica (Miller) Rauschert, Feddes Repert.
The small number of dead Aplysia vaccaria seen in 2010 were likely senescent individuals, as this species is an annual (Audesirk, 1979; Angeloni et al.
Growth, seasonality, and dispersion of a population of Aplysia vaccaria Winkler, 1955.
The competitive ability of wheat (Triticum aestivum) compared to rigid ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) and cowcockle (Vaccaria hispanica).
Vaccaria seeds were placed on the subject based on the results of the AMIRCT.
Of the studies that employed auricular acupressure as therapeutic approaches, Vaccaria seeds were the most commonly applied pellets (16 studies), while magnetic pellets (one study) and radish seeds (one study) were also used for acupressure.
All cases were treated with auricular acupressure using vaccaria seeds, whereas only two [22, 23] specified the practitioner who administered AT (a physician).
A total of 1266 participants were treated with auricular acupressure (true or sham intervention) and the majority employed vaccaria seeds and/or magnetic pellets performing acupressure.
Seven cases withdrew due to skin irritation, and five cases changed adhesive tape to desensitization material and treatment continued, and those subjects who were allergic to magnetic pellets switched to vaccaria seeds and symptoms disappeared.