|Scientific name:||Leontodon tuberosus L.|
|Synonym name:||Thrincia tuberosa (L.)DC.|
|Common name:||Bulbous Dandelion, Tuberous Hawkbit|
|Hebrew name:||כתמה עבת-שורשים|
|Arabic name:||يعضيض عسقولي|
|Family:||Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים|
|Leaves:||Rosette, entire, dentate or serrate|
|Inflorescence:||Flowers are arranged solitary|
|Flowers:||Yellow ligulate flowers|
|Fruits / pods:||Achenes|
|Flowering Period:||January, February, March, April, May, December|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Leontodon, leon, λεων, οντιϛ, a lion; odous, tooth, because of the toothed leaves.
tuberosus, producing tubers, or swollen into a tuber.
Thrincia, named from the Greek fhrinkos, a feather; in allusion to the feathery pappus.
The name Dandelion is said to be a corruption of the French "dent-de-lion", meaning lion's tooth and referring to the leaf outline which is said to resemble that of the lion's tooth.
The Hebrew name: כתמה, ketema, from katom, yellow, from ketem; the name 'ketema' emphasizes the yellow-orange color of the flower, reminiscent of the color of gold.