|Scientific name:||Bellevalia flexuosa Boiss.|
|Common name:||Common Roman Squill|
|Hebrew name:||זמזומית מצויה|
|Arabic name:||البلفية المتعرجة|
|Stems:||12-23 cm high; pink, violet color of the stem and pedicels|
|Leaves:||Rosette, usually prostate and wavy, with rough or shortly ciliate margins|
|Flowers:||Raceme; flower-buds white; becoming greenish brown|
|Fruits / pods:||Capsule, obtuse at apex; seeds rounded or occasionally pear-shaped, smooth, dull, black, but sometimes with a bluish bloom|
|Flowering Period:||February, March|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Bellevalia, named in honor of Pierre Richer de Belleval (1564-1632), who founded the Montpellier Botanic Garden in 1593.
flexuosus, flexuos, full of turns, winding, tortuous; bending, curvy.
The Hebrew name: זמזומית, zimzumit, it's origin is in the buzzing, humming (זמזום, zimzum), that the flowers make when they are slightly crushed by hand.