Briza maxima, Large Quaking-grass,
Hebrew: זעזועית גדולה, Arabic: بريزة كبرى

Scientific name:  Briza maxima L.
Common name:  Large Quaking-grass
Hebrew name:  זעזועית גדולה
Arabic name:  بريزة كبرى
Family:   Graminea (Poaceae), Grass Family, משפחת הדגניים

Flowers, Israel, Briza maxima, large Quaking-grass, זעזועית גדולה

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Erect; to 60 cm tall
Leaves:  Alternate
Flowers:  Panicle; 3-12 spikelets; Green
Fruits / pods:  Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 2.5 mm long. Embryo 0.25 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 0.5 length of caryopsis
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Briza, Greek: a kind of grain.
maxima, superlative of magnus; large, great, high, extensive; largest.
The Hebrew name: זעזועית גדולה, zazo-it gedola , translation Large Quaking-grass.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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