Ainsworthia trachycarpa, Tordylium trachycarpum, Cow parsnip,
Hebrew: סלסילה מצויה, Arabic: طرديلن خشن الثمار

Scientific name:  Ainsworthia trachycarpa Boiss.
Synonym name:  Tordylium trachycarpum (Boiss.) Al-Eisawi & Jury
Common name:  Cow parsnip
Hebrew name:  סלסילה מצויה
Arabic name:  طرديلن خشن الثمار
Plant Family:  Umbelliferae / Apiaceae, סוככיים

Israel, Flora, Tordylium trachycarpum, Ainsworthia trachycarpa, Cow parsnip,طرديلن خشن الثمار ,סלסילה מצויה
Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  50-35cm
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire, dissected, pinnate, dentate or serrate, crenulate
Flowers:  White
Flowering Period:  March, April, May, June
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Flowers of Israel

Derivation of the botanical name:
Tordylium,derived from a turning-lathe, and to turn; it is the Τορδυλιον of the Greeks; Hart-wort.
Ainsworthianamed for Geoffrey Clough Ainsworth (1905–1998), a British mycologist.
trachycarpa, trachys, τραχυϛ, "rough, rugged, rocky", carpos, καρποϛ, "fruit"; meaning rough seeded.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Al-Eisawi is used to indicate Dawud al-Eisawi, a professor of botany at the University of Jordan.
  • The standard author abbreviation Jury is used to indicate Dr Stephen Jury , The University of Reading, School of Plant Sciences; UK.

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