Maresia pulchella, Pretty Maresia,
Hebrew: מרסיה יפהפיה, Arabic: شجاره

Scientific name:  Maresia pulchella (DC.) O.E.Schulz
Common name:  Pretty Maresia
Hebrew name:   מרסיה יפהפיה
Arabic name:  شجاره
Plant Family:  Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליבים

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Up to 10-15 cm, tomentose or glabrous above
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Pink,violet
Fruits / pods:  Dehiscent siliqua, linear, torulose; seeds uniseriate; radicle incumbent
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April, November, December
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Maresia pulchella, Pretty Maresia, מרסיה יפהפיה


Derivation of the botanical name:
Maresia, dedicated to the French botanist Paul Mares (1826 - 1900), explorer, in Algeria and the Balearic Islands.
pulchella, pulcher, beautiful, handsome; fine, excellent; pretty.
  • The standard author abbreviation DC. is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841), a Swiss botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation O.E.Schulz is used to indicate Otto Eugen Schulz (1874 – 1936), a German botanist.

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Maresia pulchella, Pretty Maresia, מרסיה יפהפיה
Location: Sharon Beach National Park