|Scientific name:||Echium judaeum Lacaita|
|Common name:||Judean Viper's-bugloss|
|Hebrew name:||עכנאי יהודה|
|Arabic name:||ححمحم الغور|
|Life form:||Therophyte, annual|
|Stems:||Erect, branching at the top|
|Fruits / pods:||Nutlike fruit|
|Flowering Period:||March, April|
|Habitat:||Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes, Desert|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Echium, echis, "a viper," the nutlets appearing to represent a viper's head.
judaeum from Latin Judaeum, from Greek Ioudaios, from Aramaic jehudhai (Heb. y'hudi "Jew," from Y'hudah "Judah," lit. "celebrated," name of Jacob's fourth son and of the tribe descended from him; Jew.
Bugloss(Greek origin), means ox tongue, apparently because of the roughness of the leaves.
The hebrew word עכנאי, akhnai, by the foreign name echium, derived from echis, a viper.