Nonea philistaea, Philistine Monkswort,
Hebrew: נוניאה פלשתית

Scientific name:  Nonea philistaea Boiss.
Common name:  Philistine Monkswort
Hebrew name:  נוניאה פלשתית
Plant Family:  Boraginaceae, זיפניים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Hispid herbs
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth
Inflorescence:  Flowers in bracteate, terminal cymes
Flowers:  Terminal racemes of cream, white flowers; corolla funnel-shaped
Fruits / Pods:  Nuts 4, 1-celled, turbinate, concave, perforated at base, fixed to the bottom of the calyx
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Location: Road 3415, Gad Hill

Derivation of the botanical name:
Nonea, for Johann Philipp. None (1729–72), botanical writer, and Professor of Medicine from Erfurt, Germany
philistaea, Pheleseth / Pleshet - Philistine, Hebrew: פְּלֶשֶׁת
The Hebrew name: נוניאה, nonea, transliteration from the scientific name.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

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Nonea philistaea, Philistine Monkswort, נוניאה פלשתי
Location: Road 3415, Gad Hill