Convolvulus siculus, Blue Bindweed, Small Blue Convolvulus,
חבלבל סיצילי

Scientific name:  Convolvulus siculus L.
Common name:  Blue Bindweed, Small Blue Convolvulus
Hebrew name:   חבלבל סיצילי
Plant Family:  Convolvulaceae, חבלבליים

Flowers of Israel, Convolvulus siculus, Bindweed, חבלבל סיצילי,Convolvulaceae, חבלבליים

Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Stems:  Trailing; stems filiform, angular, beset with adpressed hairs above, and spreading once at bottom; stems twining a little
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Flowers:  Pink, violet; small corolla with a white throat
Fruits / pods:  Capsule
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל, חבלבל סיצילי,Convolvulaceae, חבלבליים

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."
siculus, of Sicily.
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 L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Israel, Botany, Flora, Wildflowers

Convolvulus siculus, Bindweed, חבלבל סיצילי,Convolvulaceae, חבלבליים