Chrysanthemum segetum, Glebionis segetum, Corn Marigold,
Yellow cornflower, חרצית השדות

Scientific name:  Chrysanthemum segetum L.
Synonym name:  Glebionis segetum (L.) Fourr.
Common name:   Corn Marigold, Yellow cornflower
Hebrew name:  חרצית השדות
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

plants of the Bible, Flowers of the Bible, biblical plants

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  20-60 cm, simple or branched, glaucos, glabrous, decumbent to erect, obscurely sulcate
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dissected once, dentate or serrate; upper leaves subentire, incise-dentate or lobed
Flowers:  yellow ray and yellow tube flowers
Fruits / pods:  Achenes subterete or obovoid, faintly 5-8-ribbed; achenes of ligulate flowers without an adaxial wing; pappus and oil glands absent
Flowering Period:   April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Chrysanthemum segetum, Glebionis segetum, Corn Marigold, Yellow cornflower, חרצית השדות


Derivation of the botanical name:
Chrysanthemum (Plinius), Greek chrysos "gold" and anthemon "flower," referring to the color of the capitula.
segetum, of the corn field(s).
Glebionis, from the Latin gleba, "soil," and -ionis, "characteristic of," of uncertain application.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Fourr. is used to indicate Jules Pierre Fourreau (1844 - 1871), a French botanist.

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Location: Bene Zion - Haruzim Nature Reserve, שמורת בני ציון


Chrysanthemum segetum, Glebionis segetum, Corn Marigold, Yellow cornflower, חרצית השדות


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