Some Elemental Analysis in Epilobium hirsutum L. Plant Which Has Natural Distribution Around Seydisuyu Stream

  • Murat Ardıç
  • İsmühan Potoğlu Erkara
Keywords: Epilobium hirsutum L., Plant Elemental Analysis, Boron


In this study, accumulation of some elements in Epilobium hirsutum L. which was collected from 6 different locations on Seydisuyu stream (Seyitgazi/Eskişehir) were investigated. All plants need to intake macro and micro elements to maintain their lives. Generally, low dosage of these elements is essential for plants. Unfortunately, higher dosage of these elements has toxic effects on plants. For this reason, reactions and levels of these elements should be known in soil and specially water. In study area, Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Iron (Fe), Mangan (Mn), Boron (B), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Sodium (Na), Silicium (Si), Nicel (Ni) and Cadmium (Cd) elements were analysed in roots, stems and leaves of Epilobium hirsutum L. except from these elemental analysis, pH, Humidity, Heat, Conductivity and UV levels of specimen locations were investigated.

Seyitgazi plain is an erosion plain and it has organic substance rich soils. Seydisuyu stream is elongated from beginning to end of the Seyitgazi plain. The most important feature of the region that distinguishes it from other working areas is that the largest mining enterprise in which the element Boron, the richness of our country, is extracted, is located in the region. One of the main important factors on the Boron accumulation is seasonal flow of Seydisuyu stream in parallel with the water elemental content.

According to the studied analysis, Cd, Mn, Ca and B levels were clearly higher than determined limit values. Fn and Zn levels were identified between limit values and level of Cu was identified under of these values. In the other elements, elemental analysis results founded between limit values.