Flowers in Israel: Acanthus syriacus,Syrian bear's breech,Kotsitz Suri, חרול,charûl, קוציץ סורי, شوك آف الدب
Acanthus syriacus,Syrian bear's breech


Flowers in Israel: Acanthus syriacus,Syrian bear's breech,Kotsitz Suri, חרול,charûl, קוציץ סורי, شوك آف الدب
Acanthus syriacus,Syrian bear's breech


Flowers in Israel
Corinthian capital of Vitruvius with acanthus leaves



Class Dicotyledoneae, dicots, מחלקה דו-פסיגיים

Family Acanthaceae,
Acanthus Family, משפחת הקוציציים


Perennial herbs and shrubs with simple, opposite, decussate leaves with entire (or sometimes toothed, lobed, or spiny) margins, and without stipules. The flowers are tubular, bilaterally symmetrical, arranged in an inflorescence that is either a spike, raceme, or cyme; colorful bract subtending each flower; the calyx is usually 4-5 lobed; the corolla tubular, 2-lipped or 5-lobed; stamens either 2 or 4 arranged in pairs and inserted on the corolla; the ovary superior, 2-carpellate, with axile placentation. The fruit is a two-celled capsule, often discharging the seeds explosively.

Genus Blepharis, ריסן
Genus Acanthus, קוציץ:
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Flora, Israel, Exotic Flowers, Pictures
Acanthus mollis, Bear's Breeches, קוציץ רך


Acanthus mollis, Bear's Breeches, קוציץ רך, Corinthian capital
Acanthus mollis, Bear's Breeches, קוציץ רך