Briza minor, Shivery grass, Little or Lesser quaking-grass,
Hebrew: זעזועית קטנה, Arabic: بريزة صغرى

Scientific name:  Briza minor L.
Common name:  Shivery grass, Little or Lesser quaking-grass
Hebrew name:  זעזועית קטנה
Arabic name:  بريزة صغرى
Plant Family:  Gramineae / Poaceae, דגניים

Briza minor, Shivery grass, Little or Lesser quaking-grass, זעזועית קטנה, بريزة صغرى

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Erect; to 50 centimeters tall
Leaves:  Alternate; entire, linear; smooth
Flowers:  Green, hermaphrodite
Fruits / pods:  caryopses
Flowering Period:   February, March, April
Habitat:   Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Briza, Greek: a kind of grain.
minor, smaller.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.