Cardamine hirsuta, Hairy bittercress, shotweed, snapweed,
Hebrew: קרדמין שעיר, Arabic: الحُرْف الزغبي
|| ||Cardamine hirsuta L.|
|| ||Hairy bittercress, shotweed, snapweed|
|| ||קרדמין שעיר|
|| ||الحُرْف الزغبي|
|| ||Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליבים|
|| ||under 30 cm high; mostly erect, smooth, angled stems branch mainly at the base, glabrous |
|| ||Basal rosette, pinnate (2 to 10 pairs), round or wedge-shaped leaflets, terminal leaflet larger, petioles hairy at base |
|| ||Hermaphrodite, white flowers in terminal clusters; flower diameter c 2-3.5 mm; 4 petals, 4 stamens|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Silique, about 2.5cm long, flattened, upward-pointing capsules|
|| ||February, March, April, May, June, July|
|| ||Batha, Phrygana, Disturbed habitats|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|| || Med - Euro-Siberian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Cardamine, Greek kardamon used by Dioscorides for some cress, since many species resemble watercress in appearance and flavor; maybe used in treating heart ailments.
hirsuta, rough, shaggy, bristly; hairy.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.