|Scientific name:||Artedia squamata L.|
|Common name:||Crown Flower, Madonna flower, Fennel-leaved Artedia|
|Hebrew name:||שפרירה קשקשנית|
|Family:||Umbelliferae / Apiaceae, Parsley family, סוככיים|
|Leaves:||Alternate, rosette, dissected twice or more|
|Flowers:||Umbel terminal, White|
|Fruits / pods:||Seeds scaly|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, May|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Artedia, named in honour of Peter Artedi (1705 – 1735), a Swedish naturalist, by Linnaeus. Artedi designed the system of naming organisms by a generic name and a specific epithet, and from that Linnaeus created the binominal nomenclature and hierarchical classification that is still in use for all organisms.
The Hebrew word: שפרירה, shafrira, beauty, grace, loveliness; The Hebrew Language Academy has chosen a name for this plant, whose entertaining tone invites invitations and responses that cover every attractive detail about the plant itself.