Coronilla rostrata, Coronilla parviflora,
Securigera parviflora, Yellow Crown-vetch,
Hebrew: כתרון זעיר-פרח

Scientific name:  Coronilla rostrata Boiss. & Sprun.
Synonym name:   Coronilla parviflora Willd.
Synonym name:   Securigera parviflora (Desv.) Lassen
Common name:   Yellow Crown-vetch
Hebrew name:   כתרון זעיר-פרח
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Israel, Flowers, Coronilla rostrata,Coronilla parviflora, Securigera parviflora, Yellow Crown-vetch, כתרון זעיר-פרח

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  20-50 in height, spread out, with long thin stems, hairy or not
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, pinnate
Flowers:  Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Loment (a pod, breaking up when mature into one-seeded joints)
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Coronilla, corona, κορωνη, wreath, garland, crown;in reference to the umbels of these shrubs and herbs.
rostrata, beaked, hooked, curved at the end, beaked.
parviflora, parvus, small, little, insignificant; florus, floreo, to bloom, to flower; small flowered.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sprun. is used to indicate Wilhelm von Spruner (1805 - 1874), a military pharmacist, 1834 - 43 in Greek service. Plant collector.
  • The standard author abbreviation Willd is used to indicate Carl Ludwig von Willdenow (1765 – 1812), a German botanist, pharmacist, and plant taxonomist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Desv. is used to indicate Nicaise Auguste Desvaux (1784 – 1856), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Lassen is used to indicate Per Lassen, a Swedish botanist.