Cephalaria joppensis, Jaffa Scabious,
Hebrew: שלמון יפואי, Arabic: سيوان يافا

Scientific name:  Cephalaria joppensis (Reichenb.) Coulter
Common name:  Jaffa Scabious
Hebrew name:  שלמון יפואי
Arabic name:  سيوان يافا
Plant Family:  Dipsacaceae, teasel family, שלמוניים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  30-90 cm; terete, branched
Leaves:  Opposite, compound, pinnate, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Corollas white in the disk; pale deep blue or lilac in the rays
Fruits / pods:  Nuts
Flowering Period:   May, June, July, August, September
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana, Disturbed habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל, שלמון יפואי

Derivation of the botanical name:
Cephalaria, Greek, κεφαλη, kephale, head; the flowers of these herbs are in round clusters.
joppensis, from Jaffo.
  • The standard author abbreviation Reichenb. used to indicate Ludwig Reichenbach (1793-1879),a German botanist and ornithologist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Coulter used to indicate Thomas Coulter (1793–1843), an Irish physician, botanist, and explorer.

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל

Cephalaria joppensis, Jaffa Scabious, سيوان يافا ,שלמון יפואי
Location: Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes

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Location: Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes