Lagurus ovatus, Hare's Tail, Turk's-head grass,
Hebrew: זנב-ארנבת ביצני, Arabic: ذيل الأرنب

Scientific name:  Lagurus ovatus L.
Common name:  Hare's tail, Turk's-head grass
Hebrew name:  זנב-ארנבת ביצני
Hebrew name:  ذيل الأرنب
Family:   Graminea (Poaceae), Grass Family, משפחת הדגניים

מגדיר צמחי הבר של ארץ ישראל

Life form:  Annual
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Lagurus ovatus, Hare's Tail,Turk's-head grass, זנב-ארנבת ביצני, ذيل الأرنب

Derivation of the botanical name:
Lagurus, Greek lagos, a hare; oura, a tail; Hare's-tail grass.
ovatus, ovate; egg-shaped, with the broad end down.
The Hebrew name: זנב-ארנבת, zanav-arnevet, a translation from the scientific name; a hare (=ארנבת, arnevet), a tail (=זנב, zanav).
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.