The Scrophulariaceaeare a family of angiosperm plants of the Lamialesorder. It includes primarily herbaceous plants, spread throughout the world mostly in the temperate zone.
The flowersarebisexual. The calyxis formed by5 accrete sepals. The corolla is of five accrete petals, sometimes bilabial.Often the flowershave spores. The stamensare usually 4, rarely 2 – speedwell (Veronica L.) or5 – mullein (Verbascum L.). The ovary is superior of two accrete stipules.InBulgaria the members of thefamilyare more than 150 species of27 genera. Protected by the Law on Biological Diversity are 32 species of the family.