Chrysanthemum viscosum, Heteranthemis viscidehirta,
Sand chrysanthemum, Sticky oxeye, חרצית דביקה

Scientific name:  Chrysanthemum viscosum Desf.
Synonym name:  Heteranthemis viscidehirta Schott
Common name:  Sand chrysanthemum, Sticky oxeye
Hebrew name:   חרצית דביקה
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

Flowers of the Holy Land, Fleurs de Terre Sainte, Blumen aus dem Heiligen Lande

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  20-80 cm; erect, few-branched above, sticky-glandular
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Yellow ray flowers 13–21; ligule 2–2.5 cm; many yellow disk flowers
Fruits / pods:  Achenes subterete or obovoid, faintly 5-8-ribbed, glabrous
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

פרחים וצמחי בר, חרצית דביקה


Derivation of the botanical name: <
Chrysanthemum (Plinius), Greek chrysos "gold" and anthemon "flower," referring to the color of the capitula.
viscosum, sticky, clammy.
Heteranthemis, heteros, ετεροϛ the other, another kind, different; anthemis, chamomile; different Anthemis.
viscidehirta, viscos, "sticky;" hirta, "rough, hairy."
  • The standard author abbreviation Desf. is used to indicate René Louiche Desfontaines (1750 – 1833), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Schott is used to indicate RHeinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794 - 1865), an Austrian botanist.