The Folk Plants in Southern Region of Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea

충청북도 남부지역의 민속식물

Shin, Youn-Hee;Kim, Hyun-Jun;Jeong, Hea-Seok;Ku, Ja-Jung;Choi, Kyung;Park, Kwang-Woo;Kang, Shin-Ho

  • Received : 2012.11.28
  • Accepted : 2013.02.07
  • Published : 2013.02.28


This study was carried out in order to catalogue the folk plants of 5 counties and cities of Chungcheongbuk-do Province from March to October, 2011. 429 pages of field notes relating to the folk plants were collected from approximately 92 local inhabitants and analyzed subsequently. The identified folk plants were of 173 taxa, composed of 150 species, 1 subspecies, 22 varieties and 129 genera under 56 families. Naturalized plants were included. The use by its usage was: 349 taxa; edible, 68 taxa; medicinal, 2 taxa; dye, 1 taxa; aroma, 4 taxa; spice, 1, taxa; ornamental, 3 taxa; oil, 1 taxa; starch, 18 taxa; others respectively, so the edible use is the highest. The most useful part was the leaf, followed by stem, and whole plant. The consistency comparison between the scientific name and the local name were the highest in the 50's and the lowest in 90's.


Chungcheongbuk-do;Korea;Folk plants;Scientific name;Local name


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