Coridothymus capitatus, Thymbra capitat, Satureja capitata,
Conehead thyme, Persian-hyssop, Spanish oregano, Israeli Thyme,
Hebrew: קורנית מקורקפת, Arabic: زعتر برّي

Scientific name:  Coridothymus capitatus (L.) Rchb.
Synonym name:  Thymbra capitata (L.) Cav., Satureja capitata L.
Common name:  Conehead thyme, Persian-hyssop, Spanish oregano, Israeli Thyme
Hebrew name:   קורנית מקורקפת
Arabic name:   زعتر برّي
Plant Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

Israel wildflowers, Coridothymus capitatus, conehead thyme, Israeli Thyme, קורנית מקורקפת

Life form:  Chamaephyte, semi-shrub
Stems:  20-50 cm tall; woody, densely branched with erect or ascending stems
Leaves:  Opposite, entire
Flowers:  Pink, purple
Fruits / pods:  Fruit composed of four nutlets
Flowering Period:   May, June, July, August, September, October
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterrabean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל, שפתניים


Derivation of the botanical name:
Coridothymus, Greek, koris, koridos "a species of Hypericum, a bug"; and thyme
capitatus, caput, head; with a head.
Thymbra, an ancient Latin name, thymbra, thymbrae, in Pliny for a savoury, thymelike plant; the herb savory.
Satureja, satureia ;there is a common origin with Hebrew zaʾatar [זעתר], Arabic az-za'tar [الزعتر], and Turkish sater.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Rchb. is used to indicate Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (1793 – 1879), a German botanist and ornithologist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Cav. is used to indicate Antonio José Cavanilles (1745 – 1804), a Spanish taxonomic botanist.