Leontodon tuberosus, Thrincia tuberosa, Bulbous Dandelion, Tuberous Hawkbit,
Hebrew: כתמה עבת-שורשים, Arabic: يعضيض عسقولي

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

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Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  30 cm
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
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Leontodon tuberosus,Thrincia tuberosa, Bulbous Dandelion, קרם   כתמה עבת-שורשים,  	يعضيض عسقولي

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.
  • 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 DC. is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841), a Swiss botanist.

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Leontodon tuberosus,Thrincia tuberosa, Bulbous Dandelion, يعضيض عسقولي ,קרם   כתמה עבת-שורשים