Adonis dentata, Toothed Pheasant's Eye,
Hebrew: דמומית משוננת, Arabic: أدونيس مسنن

Scientific name:  Adonis dentata Delile
Common name:  Toothed Pheasant's Eye
Hebrew/שם עברי:  דמומית משוננת
Arabic/الاسم العربي:  أدونيس مسنن
Español:  Ojo de faisn dentado
中文-Chinese:  側金盞花屬
Family:  Ranunculaceae, נוריתיים

Adonis dentata, Toothed Pheasant's Eye, דמומית משוננת, أدونيس مسنن

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  10-25 cm high, erect branched stems
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, terminal, solitary with glabrous sepals, yellow or orange-red petals and violet stamens
Fruits / pods:  Achene, globular-rhomboid, wrinkled and toothed with a dorsal crest
Flowering Period:  February, March, April
Habitat:  Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Irano-Turanian - Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Adonis dentata, Toothed Pheasant's Eye, דמומית משוננת, أدونيس مسنن


Derivation of the botanical name:
Adonis, Αδωνιϛ, ιδοϛ, "god of plants", beautiful youth killed by wild boar and changed into a flower by Aphrodite.
dentata, toothed, with teeth.
  • The standard author abbreviation Delile is used to indicate Alire Raffeneau Delile (1778 – 1850), a French botanist.