Bellis sylvestris, Bellis silvestris, Southern Daisy,
Hebrew: חיננית הבתה, Arabic: البليس الحرجي

Scientific name:  Bellis sylvestris Cyrill.
Synonym name:  Bellis silvestris Cyrill.
Common name:  Southern Daisy
Hebrew name:  חיננית הבתה
Arabic name:  البليس الحرجي
Family:  Compositae (Asteraceae), מורכבים

Fleurs sauvages, Wildblumen, Fiori, флоры, Flores Silvestres, زهور

Life form:   Hemicryptophyte, perennial, usually scapose
Stems:  30 cm; erect, basal branching, pubescent
Leaves:  Rosette, elongated spatulate with winged stalks; one central vein and several branching sub-veind
Inflorescence:  Capitula solitary
Flowers:   3-4 cm flower head diameter; yellow center made up by few hundreds of disc florets, and white radiating petals (ray florets); purple tipped petals
Fruits / pods:  Brown achenes without pappus; one-seeded, often tooth-shaped fruit without any wind disperal mechanism
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, November, December
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Bellis, Latin, bellus, pretty; the white daisy, ox-eye; Linnaeus: Bellis perennis.
sylvestris; sylva, woods, forest; sylvestris, of or belonging to the forest or woods, more correctly: silvestris, sometimes silvester; growing in the woods, wild.
  • The standard author abbreviation Cyrill. is used to indicate Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo; Italy, 1739-1799, an Italian physician and patriot.

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Bellis sylvestris, Southern Daisy, חיננית הבתה, البليس الحرجي


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Bellis sylvestris, Southern Daisy,البليس الحرجي ,חיננית הבתה