عنوان مقاله [English]
Date of Receive: 2013/4/6
Date of Accept: 2013/8/1
This paper is the outcome of a research completed in the ethno-botany field. In this paper we have tried to discover and then register the indigenous knowledge of the residents of Ovan region by emphasizing on qualitative method and using data collection techniques such as observation and interview.
In this study we have tried to identify the wild plants (self-growing) that are used by the community in different forms i.e., nutrition, medicinal, and other various applications. Then we have collected and registered the required ethno-botanic information through specialized ethno-botanic questionnaires i.e., local names, Persian and Latin names, accessibility, the used parts, and how the plants are utilized.
In this paper we have referred to 60 plant species in the region. The Herbarium researchers at Tarbiat Moalem University have identified these plants and registered their Latin names. Finally, the completed Herbarium has been put at the disposal of Tarbiat Moalam University so that other scholars and researchers could use it.
Among the variety of plants that have been identified in this region we could name different garden plants i.e., sour cherry, almond, oleaster, jujube, hazel-nut, walnut and etc.; and herbaceous plants (self-growing weeds) i.e., milk vetch (astragalus), acanthus, licorice, etc.; also among the plants that grow alongside rivers and inside the Ovan lake we could name river bamboo, watercress, and stream peppergrass.