Anthemis palestina, Anthemis melanolepis,
Cota palaestina, Israel's Chamomile,
Hebrew: קחוון ארצישראלי, Arabic: قحوان فلسطيني
'flowers of the field' (tzitz ha-sadeh)
|| ||Anthemis palestina Boiss.|
|| ||Cota palaestina Kotschy., Anthemis melanolepis Boiss.|
|| || Israel's Chamomile|
|| || קחוון ארצישראלי|
|| ||Oqhuwan, اقحوان فلسطيني, بَهار أَسْوَد الحَراشِف |
|| ||Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים|
|| ||Therophyte, annual|
|| ||15-30 cm tall, many spreading basal branches|
|| ||Alternate, dissected twice or more|
|| ||Disc florets hermaphrodite, fertile; white, yellow|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Ribbed cypselae|
|| || March, April, May, June|
|| || Batha, Phrygana|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands,|
Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
|| || Mediterranean|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Anthemis; Chamomile, from Greek chamos, "ground", melos, "apple." Anthemis is the Greek name for this plant which has a long history, as a flavoring herb and in medicine.
melanolepis, melas, μελαϛ, black, dark; \i>lepis, scale.
The Hebrew word: קחוון, kahvan from Arabic, أقحوان,'aqhawan, קחואן.
In the Bible Anthemis palestina has a primary place among the 'flowers of the field' (tzitz ha-sadeh), used as a symbol of short-living creatures. The Hebrew term Tzitzit, ציצית (tassels) may be derived from the phrase tzitz ha-sadeh, flowers of the field. When a person wears and gazes at his Tzitzit (Numbers 15:37-39), he understands that they represent his function to be motzi min ha'koach el ha'poel , "maximize his potential" in order to realize his goal and objective in life.
- The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
- The standard author abbreviation Kotschy. is used to indicate Carl George Theodor Kotschy (1813 - 1866), , an Austrian botanist and explorer.
- Psalm 37:20
But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD’s enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
- Psalm 103:15
The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field;
- Isaiah 40:6
A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
- Matthew 6:28
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
- 1 Peter 1:24
For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,