Erucaria hispanica, Erucaria myagroides, Spanish pink mustard,
Hebrew: שלח ספרדי,שלח מצוי, Arabic: غراء , ام قرين

Scientific name:  Erucaria hispanica (L.) Druce
Synonym name:  Erucaria myagroides (L.) Hal.
Common name:   Spanish pink mustard
Hebrew name:  שלח ספרדי,שלח מצוי
Arabic name:  غراء , ام قرين
Plant Family:  Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליבים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  About 40 cm tall; branched from below, glabrous or sparsely hispid below with simple hairs
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected twice or more, dentate or serrate
Inflorescence:  Racemes 30-45-flowered
Flowers:  Lilach, pink, white
Fruits / pods:  Siliquae; 1-3-seeded
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April, May, June
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Erucaria hispanica,Erucaria myagroides, Spanish pink mustard, غراء , ام قرين ,שלח ספרדי,שלח מצוי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Erucaria, Latin, eruca, rocket, cruciformous herb; arius, Latin suffix, pertaining to.
hispanica, Spanish.
  • 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 Druce is used to indicate George Claridge Druce (1850 – 1932),an English botanist and a Mayor of Oxford.
  • The standard author abbreviation Hal. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Erucaria hispanica,Erucaria myagroides, Spanish pink mustard, שלח ספרדי,שלח מצוי


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