VIII. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ONECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, Çanakkale, Türkiye, 4 - 07 Ekim 2017, cilt.1, no.1, ss.8
Sarıkız tea (Sideritis trojana Bornm.) is an endemic plant which is special to Kazdağı summit. The plant is evaluated as herbal tea so it is collected by the villagers and sold in the local markets. This situation creates pressure on the population. Sarıkız tea has begun to be cultured by some villagers. In this study, the natural and cultivated sarıkız tea plants collected from villagers were compared in terms of morphological characteristics and plant nutrients. Three repetition and ten plants were used for experiments. Flowers and stem samples were dried evaluated morphologically and prepared for elemental analyses. Plant nutrient contents were determined by ICP-MS.
While the natural gathered plants were superior in terms of plant length and stem dry weight. There was no difference in the potassium (K) and Zinc (Zn) content of the cultivated and natural populations. Plant calcium (Ca) content was higher in flowers than stems because Ca is an immobile plant nutrient. Plant phosphorus (P) and magnesium (Mg) contents were high in flowers because they are mobile nutrients. Molybdenum (Mo), magnesium (Mg) and iron (Fe) contents were higher in summit samples could be rich in soil. Copper (Co) and boron (B) elements were high in flowers while manganese (Mn) and iron (Fe) contents were high in stem.Plant iron and aluminium contents showed a significant highness in summit samples. It shouldbe worked hazards of usage as herbal tea.