Convolvulus coelesyriacus, Syrian Bindweed,
Hebrew: חבלבל סורי

Scientific name:  Convolvulus coelesyriacus Boiss.
Common name:   Syrian Bindweed
Hebrew name:   חבלבל סורי
Plant Family:  Convolvulaceae, חבלבליים

פרחים וצמחי בר, דיווחי פריחה, חבלבל סורי
Location: Carmel, Hurshat Ha'arbaim

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  15-40 cm, glabrescent or adpressed-puberulent; stems decumbent or ascending
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dissected, dentate or serrate
Flowers:   Pink, violet
Fruits / pods:  Capsule
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:   Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:   Ephemeral

Convolvulus coelesyriacus,Bindweed, חבלבל סורי
Location: Carmel, Hurshat Ha'arbaim

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."
coelesyriacus, coelum, coel, "heaven", syriacus, "from Syria"; heaven from Syria.
The Hebrew word chavalval, חבלבול. Shaul Tchernichovsky (1875 – 1943), poem: "You Are So Fragrant" (19.7.1929):... ניחוחם של חבלבלים, nichucham shel chavalvalim, fragrance of Convolvulus (Tchernichovsky's Note: chavalval, חבלבול, Convolvulus L. Winde, Bindweed, Вьюнок).
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician