Helianthemum stipulatum, Helianthemum ellipticum, Sun-Rose,
Hebrew: שמשון סגלגל, Arabic: هشمة

Scientific name:  Helianthemum stipulatum (Forsk.) C.Chr.
Synonym name:  Helianthemum ellipticum (Desf.)Pers.
Common name:  Sun-Rose
Hebrew name:   שמשון סגלגל
Arabic name:  هشمة
Family:  Cistaceae, לוטמיים

Flora en Israel, Israel wildflowers

Life form:  Shrub
Stems:  Stellate-tomentose
Leaves:  Linear to elliptic or ovate, acute or apiculate, with ± revolute margins, tomentose above, more densely so beneath
Flowers:  Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Capsule 4–5 mm long. Seeds 1–1.2 mm long
Flowering Period:  March, April, May, June, July, August
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Helianthemum stipulatum, Helianthemum ellipticum, Sun-Rose, שמשון סגלגל


Derivation of the botanical name:
Helianthemum , Greek, helios, sun; anthemon, flower, because the flowers open only in the sun.
stipulatum, provided with stipules.
ellipticum, elleipsis, ελλειψιϛ, deficiency, defect; elliptic.
  • The standard author abbreviation Forsk. is used to indicate Peter Forsskål (1732 – 1763), a Swedish explorer, orientalist and naturalist.
  • The standard author abbreviation C.Chr. is used to indicate Carl Frederick Albert Christensen (1872 – 1942), a Danish botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Desf. is used to indicate René Louiche Desfontaines (1750 – 1833), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Pers. is used to indicate Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761 – 1836), a mycologist.

Helianthemum stipulatum, Helianthemum ellipticum, Sun-Rose, שמשון סגלגל


Helianthemum stipulatum, Helianthemum ellipticum, Sun-Rose, שמשון סגלגל


Helianthemum stipulatum, Helianthemum ellipticum, Sun-Rose, שמשון סגלגל