Campanula strigosa, Bellflower,
Hebrew: פעמונית זיפנית, Arabic: زهرة الجرس الشوكية

Scientific name:  Campanula strigosa Banks et Solander
Common name:  Bellflower
Hebrew name:  פעמונית זיפנית
Arabic name:   زهرة الجرس الشوكية
Plant Family:  Campanulaceae, פעמוניתיים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Erect trailing or decumbent, glabrous, pubescent, or hirsute
Leaves:  Alternate
Flowers:  Purple, white
Fruits / pods:  Capsule, elongated to ovoid, obovoid or round, with membranous walls; dehiscence by irregular pores at the bases or the sides; seeds minute, numerous
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Campanula strigosa, Bellflower, زهرة الجرس الشوكية,  ,פעמונית זיפנית

Derivation of the botanical name:
Campanula, campana campan, "bell" (church); Campanula (bell) shaped.
strigosa, striga, a straight rigid closepressed rather short bristle-like hair; covered with strigae.
The Hebrew name: pa'amonit, פעמונית, from pa'amon, פעמון, bell. The flowers look like bells.
  • The standard author abbreviation Banks is used to indicate Joseph Banks (1743–1820), a British naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences.
  • The standard author abbreviation Solander is used to indicate Daniel Solander (1733–1782), a Swedish botanist.