|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|
|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|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|Chorotype:||Irano-Turanian - Saharo-Arabian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Adonis, Αδωνιϛ, ιδοϛ, "god of plants", the Greek classical name; in Greek legend Adonis was a beautiful youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone "when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite" Then, it came to pass that a boar killed Adonis. Upon learning the news, Aphrodite shed as many tears as the blood drops that had fallen from Adonis’s body. A rose bush grew from each one of Aphrodite’s tears, and a plant of that name from each drop of blood.
dentata, toothed, with teeth.
The Hebrew word:דמומית, dmumit, from דם, blood. The Hebrew name refers to the red color as the blood of the flowers, in French, l'adonis goutte-de-sang, which means "drop of blood".