Daucus glaber, Daucus litoralis, Coastal carrot,
Hebrew: גזר החוף, Arabic: الدوقو الساحلي

Scientific name:  Daucus glaber (Forssk.) Thell.
Synonym name:  Daucus litoralis Sm.
Common name:  Coastal carrot
Hebrew name:   גזר החוף
Arabic name:  الدوقو الساحلي
Plant Family:  Umbelliferae / Apiaceae, סוככיים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  Solitary, erect, branching, retrorsely hispid; cylindric and slightly ridged
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, dissected twice or more
Flowers:  White
Fruits / pods:  Schizocarp
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Daucus, the Latin name for carrot. Galen (Claudius Galenus of Pergamum (131 - 201 CE)), called it Daucus to distinguish the Carrot from the Parsnip.
glaber, smooth-skinned; without hairs; glabrous.
litoralis, of the sea shore; littoral.
  • The standard author abbreviation Forssk. is used to indicate Peter Forsskål (1732 – 1763), a Swedish explorer, orientalist and naturalist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Thell. is used to indicate Albert Thellung (1881 – 1928), a Swiss botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sm. is used to indicate James Edward Smith (1759 – 1828), an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society.


Daucus glaber, Daucus litoralis, Coastal carrot,גזר החוף,Umbelliferae, Apiaceae, סוככיים


Daucus glaber, Daucus litoralis, Coastal carrot,גזר החוף,Umbelliferae, Apiaceae, סוככיים


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