Convolvulus betonicifolius, Shaggy bindweed,
Hebrew: חבלבל שעיר, Arabic: لبلاب قسطراني الورق

Scientific name:  Convolvulus betonicifolius Miller
Common name:  Shaggy bindweed, Betony-leaved bindweed
Hebrew name:  חבלבל שעיר
Arabic name:  لبلاب قسطراني الورق
Plant Family:  Convolvulaceae, חבלבליים

wildflowers in Israel, Flowers of the Holy Land
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve

Life form:   Geophyte, climber
Stems:  Stalk slender, twining, 150-180 cm high
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth
Flowers:  White
Fruits / pods:  Capsule
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June, July, August
Habitat:   Nutrient-rich soils, ruderal
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Convolvulus betonicifolius, Shaggy bindweed, חבלבל שעיר,لبلاب قسطراني الورق
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Convolvulus, Latin, convolvere, "to twine around"; "a bindweed" (Plinius), from convolvo, volvi, volutum, ere "to droll together, roll up, intertwine."
betonicifolius, with leaves like betony.
  • The standard author abbreviation Miller is used to indicate Philip Miller (1691 – 1771), an English botanist, horticulturist.

Convolvulus betonicifolius, Shaggy bindweed, חבלבל שעיר,لبلاب قسطراني الورق
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


 חבלבל שעיר,لبلاب قسطراني الورق
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve