Nonea obtusifolia, Blunt Nonea,
Hebrew: נוניאה קהה

Scientific name:  Nonea obtusifolia (Willd.) DC.
Common name:  Blunt Nonea
Hebrew name:   נוניאה קהה
Family:  Boraginaceae, זיפניים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  5-15cm, ascending
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Inflorescence:  Flowers in bracteate, terminal cymes
Flowers:  Light blue, dark blue
Fruits / pods:  Nutlets, oblong-ovoid, erect, smooth, shiny, blackish
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April
Habitat:  Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Location: Givat-Hamoreh, Little Hermon - Nebi Dahi

Derivation of the botanical name:
Nonea, Nonnea, for Johann Philipp. Nonne (1729–72), botanical writer, and Professor of Medicine from Erfurt, Germany.
obtusifolia, obtusus, blunt, dull, obtuse; folia, leaf; blunt leaved.
The Hebrew name: נוניאה, nonea, transliteration from the scientific name.
  • The standard author abbreviation Willd. is used to indicate Carl Ludwig von Willdenow (1765 – 1812), a German botanist, pharmacist, and plant taxonomist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Dc. is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841), a Swiss botanist.