Crepis aspera, Hawk's beard,
Hebrew: ניסנית זיפנית, Arabic: سَراغَة جاسِئَة

Scientific name:   Crepis aspera L.
Common name:  Hawk's beard
Hebrew name:  ניסנית זיפנית
Arabic name:  سَراغَة جاسِئَة
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

Israel, flowers, Crepis aspera, Hawk's beard, ניסנית זיפנית ,ةيرفص

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  15-50 cm high, flowering stems erect, sulcate, often tinged purple towards base, glabrous to hispid with yellowish or black-based bristles
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate, spinescent
Flowers:  Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Achenes dimorphic or homomorphic; pappus white, caducous, flexible, minutely scabridulous
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל, ניסנית זיפנית ,ةيرفص, Asteraceae, מורכבים


Derivation of the botanical name:
Crepis, Greek krepis, krepidos "a boot, foundation, pedestal," Latin crepis for an unknown plant (Plinius); Theophrastus used krepis for oxtongue, Helminthia echioides (Theophrastus, Enquiry into plants, book VII. viii. 3).
aspera, rough.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.