Lamarckia aurea, Cynosurus aureus, Golden top grass,
Hebrew: משערת זהובה, Arabic: مشعرية

Scientific name:  Lamarckia aurea (L.) Moench
Synonym name:  Cynosurus aureus L.
Common name:  Golden Top grass
Hebrew name:   זהובה משערת
Arabic name:  مشعرية
Family:  Gramineae / Poaceae, דגניים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Lamarckia aurea, Cynosurus aureus, Golden top grass, משערת זהובה


Derivation of the botanical name:
Lamarckia, named for Chevalier de Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet (1744–1829), French naturalist.
aurea, golden.
Cynosurus, Greek kynos or kyon, a dog; oura, a tail; dog's tail.
  • 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 Moench is used to indicate Conrad Moench (1744 – 1805), a German botanist.

Lamarckia aurea, Cynosurus aureus, Golden top grass, משערת זהובה
Location: Givat-Hamoreh, Little Hermon - Nebi Dahi