Centaurea procurrens, Centaurea araneosa, Calcitrapa araneosa,
Calcitrapa procurrens, Procumbent Centaury-thist,
Hebrew: דרדר הקורים, Arabic: قَنْطُرْيون مُـمْتَدّ

Scientific name:  Centaurea procurrens Sprengel
Synonym name:  Centaurea araneosa Boiss., Calcitrapa araneosa (Boiss.) Holub, Calcitrapa procurrens (Sieber ex Spreng.) Holub
Common name:  Procumbent Centaury-thist
Hebrew name:  דרדר הקורים
Arabic name:  قَنْطُرْيون مُـمْتَدّ
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

Izrael, kwiaty, Rośliny, Przyroda, Zdjęcia

Life form:  Chamaephyte
Stems:  20-100 cm, ascending to erect, divaricately branched from the base
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, dissected once, dentate or serrate; cauline leaves simple with dentate margins;
Flowers:  Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Cypselae
Flowering Period:  April, May, June, July
Habitat:  Light soils
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

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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.
procurrens, spreading out under ground.
Calcitrapa, Latin calcitro, "to kick," caltrop, a four-pointed weapon usually positioned on the ground to impede enemy movements.
araneosa, resembling a spider web.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sprengel is used to indicate Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (1766–1833), a German botanist and physician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Holub is used to indicate Josef Ludwig Holub (1930 – 1999), a Czech botanist

Centaurea procurrens, Procumbent Centaury-thist, قَنْطُرْيون مُـمْتَدّ ,דרדר הקורים


Centaurea procurrens, Procumbent Centaury-thist, قَنْطُرْيون مُـمْتَدّ ,דרדר הקורים


Flora of Israel online, Native plants, Palestine


Centaurea procurrens, Centaurea araneosa, Calcitrapa araneosa, Calcitrapa procurrens,  Procumbent Centaury-thist, דרדר הקורים, قَنْطُرْيون مُـمْتَدّ
Location: Irises Dora Rainpool