|Scientific name:||Butomus umbellatus L.|
|Common name||Flowering Rush|
|Hebrew name:||בוציץ סוככני|
|Plant Family:||Butomaceae, בוציציים|
|Stems:||Fleshy rhizomes; up to 150 cm; cylindrical stalks|
|Leaves:||Rosette arrangement, alternate, three angled, fleshy, twisted ends|
|Flowers:||3 large pink petals; 3 sepals under the petals are also pink and look like small petals; Inflorescences with 20-25 flowers;|
|Fruits / pods:||Dark brown, beaked fruits, 1 cm long, and split at maturity to release the seeds|
|Flowering Period:||April, May, June, July, August|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
|Chorotype:||Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Butomus, bous, ox; temmo, to cut; in allusion to the sharp leaf margins; boutomus, boutomon was the ancient Greek name for a sedge.
umbellatus, furnished with umbels.
Even-Shoshan dictionary agrees with the former, and says: Egyptian 'acha' was green; Aramaic: אחוא , Achua.