Knautia integrifolia, Knautia bidens,
Whole-leaved scabious, חוגית תמימה

Scientific name:  Knautia integrifolia (Coulter) Greuter
Synonym name:  Knautia bidens (sm.) Lindley
Common name:  Whole-leaved scabious
Hebrew name:  חוגית תמימה, קנאוטית שתי-שנים
Family:  Dipsacaceae, שלמוניים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  30-60 cm tall; stem covered with downward directed hairs in its lower part
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, dentate or serrate margin
Inflorescence:  Each flowering stem carries only one or three heads
Flowers:  Blue, violet; Involucre of 8-12 bracts ovate, pointed, ciliate, shorter than the head; head flattened in its upper part; flowers in rays on the margin with very unequal lobed corolla; Involucel of the calyx ending into teeth
Fruits / pods:  Achenes, hairy
Flowering Period:   April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Knautia integrifolia, Knautia bidens,Whole-leaved scabious,חוגית תמימה

Derivation of the botanical name:
Knautia, after Dr. Christopher Knaut (1638 - 1694), a German (Saxon) botanist.
integrifolia, integri, entire; folius, leaves; with entire leaves.
bidens, bis, twice; dens, a tooth; 2-toothed.
חוגית, hugit, circle.
  • The standard author abbreviation Coulter is used to indicate Thomas Coulter (1793 – 1843), an Irish physician, botanist, and explorer.
  • The standard author abbreviation Greuter is used to indicate Werner Rodolfo Greuter (born 1938), a prominent Swiss national botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sm. is used to indicate James Edward Smith (1759 – 1828),an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society.
  • The standard author abbreviation Lindley is used to indicate John Lindley (1799 – 1865), an English botanist.