Centaurium tenuiflorum, Centaurium umbellatum,
Branched centaury, Slender centaury,
Hebrew: ערבז דק-פרחים, Arabic: قنطريون دقيق الزهر

Scientific name:  Centaurium tenuiflorum (Hoffmennsegg & Link) Fritsch
Synonym name:  Centaurium umbellatum Gilib.
Common name:  Branched centaury, Slender centaury
Hebrew name:   ערבז דק-פרחים
Arabic name:  قنطريون دقيق الزهر
Plant Family:  Gentianaceae, ערבזיים

Izrael, kwiaty, Rośliny, Przyroda, Zdjęcia
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  15-50 cm in height; branched densely from base or middle
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Pink
Fruits / pods:  Capsule; seeds numerous, reticulate, minute
Flowering Period:   April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana, Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


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.
tenuiflorum, with slender flowers.
  • The standard author abbreviation Hoffmanns is used to indicate Johann Centurius Hoffmann Graf von Hoffmannsegg (1766–1849), a German botanist, entomologist and ornithologist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Link is used to indicate Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (1767–1851),a German naturalist and botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Fritsch is used to indicate Karl Fritsch (1864–1934), an Austrian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Gilib. is used to indicate Jean-Emmanuel Gilibert (1741–1814), a French botanist.

Centaurium tenuiflorum, Centaurium umbellatum,Branched centaury, Slender centaury,قنطريون دقيق الزهر ,ערבז דק-פרחים
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve