Aegilops biuncialis, Aegilops lorentii, Goatgrass,
Hebrew: בן-חיטה דל-שיבולת, Arabic: حشبش الغنم أو الفار

Scientific name:  Aegilops biuncialis Vis.
Scientific name:  Aegilops lorentii Hochst.
Common name:  Goatgrass
Hebrew name:  בן-חיטה דל-שיבולת
Arabic name:  حشبش الغنم أو الفار
Family:  Gramineae (Poaceae)

Wildblumen, Fiori, флоры, Flores Silvestres, زهور,

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Numerous; 5-10 (30)cm
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth, ciliate, sheats sparsely hairy below
Inflorescence:  Spikes with 2-3(-4) spikelets
Flowers:  Green, lodicules 2, ovary pubescent on apex
Fruits / pods:  Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex
Flowering Period:  April, May, June
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Summer shedding  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Aegilops, from the Greek aegilos (a herb liked by goats, or a goat), with ‘goatlike’ (referring to whiskery-awned spikelets), literally, "goat in the eye".
biuncialis, bi, bis, twice; uncialis, one twelfth, one inch; meaning one sixth, two inches.
  • The standard author abbreviation Vis. is used to indicate Roberto de Visiani (1800 - 1878), an Italian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Hochst. is used to indicate Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter (1787–1860, a German botanist.

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