Alyssum strigosum, Alyssum minus, Alyssum,
Hebrew: אליסון זיפני ,אליסון מצוי, Arabic: الأليس الهزيل

Scientific name:  Alyssum strigosum Banks & Sol.
Synonym name:  Alyssum minus (L.) Rothm. var. strigosum (Banks & Sol.) Zohary
Common name:  Alyssum
Hebrew name:  אליסון זיפני ,אליסון מצוי
Arabic name:  الأليس الهزيل
Family:  Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליבים

Alyssum strigosum, Alyssum minus, Alyssum, אליסון זיפני ,אליסון מצוי, الأليس الهزيل

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Ascending, up to 40 cm tall
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Yellow
Fruits / pods:  4–5 mm, round; hairs of 2 kinds (once-forked, and stellate); generally glabrous; seed winged
Flowering Period:  January, February, March
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Alyssum, alysson, αλυσσον, Greek, a, not or against; lyssa, rage or madness; a plant described by Discoroides that cures hiccups, by others to heal madness and rabies.
strigosum, striga, a straight rigid close pressed rather short bristle-like hair, strigosus, covered with strigae; bristled
minus, less; smaller.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Rothm. is used to indicate Werner Hugo Paul Rothmaler (1908 – 1962), a German botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Banks is used to indicate Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820), an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sol. is used to indicate Daniel Solander (1733 – 1782), a Swedish botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Zohary is used to indicate Michael Zohary (1898 – 1983), a pioneering Israeli botanist.