Centaurea hyalolepis, Centaurea pallescens,
Knapweed, Cornflower, Hebrew: דרדר קרומי, Arabic: مرار شفافي

Scientific name:  Centaurea hyalolepisBoiss.
Synonym name  Centaurea pallescens
Common name  Knapweed, Cornflower
Hebrew name:  דרדר קרומי
Arabic name:  مرار شفافي
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Spinescence:  Bracts
Stems:  25-40 cm in height
Leaves:  Alternate. rosette, dissected once, dentate or serrate, not spiny
Flowers:  Pink, purple, yellow
Fruits / pods:  Cypselae
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Centaurea, gets its name from the centaur, Chiron, who is said in mythology to have taught us the healing power of herbs.
The Hebrew name: דרדר, dardar, from Aramaic: דרדרא, dardara; Arabic: דרדאר, darda'ar. (Gen. 3:18, Hos. 10:8). In modern Arabic shauket el-dardar is applied to the star thistles or knapweeds.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810–1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

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