Cyperus alternifolius, Cyperus racemosus, Umbrella plant,
Hebrew: גומא תרבותי, Arabic: السعد المظلي

Scientific name:  Cyperus alternifolius L.
Synonym name:  Cyperus racemosus Retz.
Common name:  Umbrella plant
Hebrew name:  גומא תרבותי
Arabic name:  السعد المظلي
Plant Family:  Cyperaceae, גמאיים

Israel Wildflowers, Cyperus alternifolius, Cyperus racemosus, Umbrella plant, גומא תרבותי,

Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  120-180 cm; clump-forming, solid, triangular, wide near base
Leaves:  Rosette, entire
Flowers:  Green, brown
Fruits / pods:  Nutlets, 3-angled, tiny, brown
Flowering Period:   Summer
Habitat:  Humid habitats, river banks, lakes
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Sudanian-African
Summer shedding:  Perenating

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Derivation of the botanical name: v
Cyperus, kyperos, kypeiros "galingale, sedge"; Latin cyperos, the name cyperis, idis was applied by Plinius to the root of the Cyperus.
alternifolius, alternate leaves; the leaves on each side of a stem not opposite to each other.
  • 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 Retz. is used to indicate Anders Johan Retzius (1742–1821), a Swedish chemist, botanist and entomologist.