Lamium amplexicaule, Giraffe's Head, Henbit Deadnettle,
Greater Henbit, Henbit Dead-nettle,
Hebrew: נזמית לופתת, Arabic: فم السمك خوذيه

Scientific name:  Lamium amplexicauleL.
Common name:  Giraffe's Head, Henbit Deadnettle, Greater Henbit, Henbit Dead-nettle
Hebrew name:   נזמית לופתת
Arabic name:  فم السمك خوذيه
Plant Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

Lamium amplexicaule, Jasnota różowa,Giraffe's Head, Henbit Deadnettle, Greater Henbit, Henbit Dead-nettle, נזמית לופתת, فم السمك خوذيه

Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Stems:  to 10-25 cm tall, ascending to erect, purplish basally, greenish above, 4-angled, hollow, scabrous
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, dentate or serrate; lower leaves have petioles, upper leaves stem clasping
Flowers:  Violet tubular flowers, borne in clusters of 6-10 in the axils of the upper stem-clasping leaves
Fruits / pods:  Nutlets brown, 2mm long, glabrous
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April, December
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana, Disturbed habitats ןn urban and rural areas
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Lamium, old Latin name of a nettle-like plant mentioned by Pliny, said by some to be based on the Greek laimos (the throat or gullet).
amplexicaule, amplector, to wind around, surround; caulis, καυλοϛ, stem of a plant; stems clasped.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Lamium amplexicaule, Jasnota różowa,Giraffe's Head, Henbit Deadnettle, Greater Henbit, Henbit Dead-nettle, נזמית לופתת


Lamium amplexicaule, Jasnota różowa,Mjukplister, Henbit deadnettle, Hoenderbeet, נזמית לופתת
Location: Poleg Gateway Nature Reserve, שמורת טבע פולג