Crupina crupinastrum, Crupina vulgaris subsp. crupinastrum,
Southern Crupina, False Saw-wort,
Hebrew: דרדית מצויה, Arabic: زحافة زحافية

Scientific name:  Crupina crupinastrum (Moris) Vis.
Scientific name:  Crupina vulgaris subsp. crupinastrum (Moris) Batt.
Common name:   Southern Crupina, False Saw-wort
Hebrew name:  דרדית מצויה
Arabic name:  زحافة زحافية
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  20 - 80 cm high; erect, openly branched above
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected, pinnate, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Violet
Fruits / pods:  Achenes, cylindric or ± compressed; base puberulent, soft-hairy upward; bristles of the pappus are brown-black
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Crupina crupinastrum, Southern Crupina, False Saw-wort, דרדית מצויה,اينيبورك

Derivation of the botanical name:
Crupina, possibly from a Flemish or Dutch vernacular name; kruipen crawl, referring to the achenes provided with black papus simular to the legs of an insect.
The source and means of crupinastrum is not known.
  • The standard author abbreviation Moris is used to indicate Giuseppe Giacinto Moris (1796 – 1869), an Italian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Vis. is used to indicate Roberto de Visiani (1800 – 1878), an Italian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Batt. is used to indicate Jules Aimé Battandier (1848 – 1922), a French botanist.