Colchicum troodi, Colchicum decaisnei, Troodos Meadow Saffron,
Hebrew: סתוונית בכירה, Arabic: لحلاح دكين

Scientific name:  Colchicum troodi Kotschy
Synonym name:  Colchicum decaisnei Boiss.
Common name:  Troodos Meadow Saffron
Hebrew name:  סתוונית בכירה
Arabic name:  لحلاح دكين
Plant Family:  Liliaceae, Lily family, שושניים

פרחים וצמחי בר, דיווחי פריחה
Location: Mount Meron, Peak Path

Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  Stemless
Leaves:  Rosette, entire, smooth margin
Inflorescence:  Solitary
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, White, pink, lilach
Fruits / pods:  Many-seeded capsule
Flowering Period:  October, November, December
Habitat:  Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Israel Wildflowers and native plants
Location: Mount Meron, Peak Path


Derivation of the botanical name:
Colchicum, Colchis, an ancient region on the Black Sea south of the Caucasus Mountains, now mostly the western part of Georgia.
troodi, named after Troodos, the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus.
decaisnei, named for Joseph Decaisne, 19th century Belgian-born French botanist, horticulturist, and director of the Jardin des Plantes, Paris.
  • The standard author abbreviation Kotschy is used to indicate Carl Georg Theodor Kotschy (1813 – 1866), an Austrian botanist and explorer.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810–1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

Vilda blommor i Israel
Location: Mount Meron, Peak Path


Israel, Travel, Nature, Flowers
Location: Mount Meron, Peak Path