Linum nodiflorum, Linum luteolum, Flax,
Hebrew: פשתה מצויה, Arabic: كتان عقدي الزهر

Scientific name:  Linum nodiflorum L.
Synonym name:  Linum luteolum Bieb.
Common name:  Flax
Hebrew name:  פשתה מצויה
Arabic name:  كتان عقدي الزهر
Family:  Linaceae, פשתיים

Israel, wildflowers, Linum nodiflorum, Linum luteolum, Flax, كتان عقدي الزهر ,פשתה מצויה
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve

Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Stems:   Up to 40 cm high
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth
Inflorescence:  Spike-like cyme or a corymb
Flowers:  Yellow
Fruits / pods:  capsule
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Linum nodiflorum, Linum luteolum, Flax, פשתה מצויה, كتان عقدي الزهر
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Linum , the Latin name for flax.
nodiflorum , flowering at the nodes.
luteolum, pale yellow, yellowish.
  • 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 M.Bieb. is used to indicate Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein (1768 – 1826), a German botanist.

Linum nodiflorum, Linum luteolum, Flax, كتان عقدي الزهر ,פשתה מצויה
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


Linum nodiflorum, Linum luteolum, Flax,كتان عقدي الزهر  ,פשתה מצויה
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve