Michauxia campanuloides, Rough-leaved Michauxia,
Hebrew: מישויה פעמונית, Arabic: مثوية جرسية

Scientific name:  Michauxia campanuloides L'Her
Common name:  Rough-leaved Michauxia
Hebrew name:   מישויה פעמונית
Arabic name:  مثوية جرسية
Plant Family:  Campanulaceae, פעמוניתיים

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Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  100-200 cm high; pilose
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate
Inflorescence:  Solitary, up to 4 cm, nodding
Flowers:  White; calyx 8-10 cleft, having the recesses covered by appendages; corolla 8-10-parted, rotate; stamens 8-10, free; filaments very broad, membranous; anthers yellow; style covered by hairs; stigma 8, filiform
Fruits / pods:  Capsule drooping, 8-10-valved, dehiscing at the base; numerous seeds, ovate
Flowering Period:   April, May, June
Habitat:   Hard rock outcrops, mesic habitat
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Michauxia campanuloides, Rough-leaved Michauxia, מישויה פעמונית


Derivation of the botanical name:
Michauxia, named for Andre Michaux (1746-1803), one of the most extraordinary and dynamic individuals of early explorations in North America and the first trained botanist to explore extensively the wilderness east of the Mississippi River, including Spanish East Florida.
campanuloides, resembling Canpanula, Bellflower.
  • The standard author abbreviation L'Her is used to indicate Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle (1746 – 1800), a French botanist and magistrate.

Michauxia campanuloides, Rough-leaved Michauxia, מישויה פעמונית