Ononis natrix, Shrubby Rest-harrow,
Hebrew: שברק מצוי, Arabic: لزّيق
|| ||Ononis natrix L.|
|| ||Shrubby Rest-harrow|
|| ||שברק מצוי|
|| ||لزّيق ||Plant Family:
|| ||Papilionaceae, פרפרניים
|| ||Up to 60 cm high, various stems, woody at the base|
|| ||Alternate, compound, trifoliate, dentate or serrate|
|| ||Short axillary racemes|
|| ||Yellow solitary flowers with the standard frequently showing reddish veins|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Very hairy hanging pods|
|| ||March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|| || Batha, Phrygana|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
|| || Mediterranean|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Ononis, (Theophrastus) is from the Greek onos, meaning "ass" (because they are said especially to like it), and the classical Greek name used by Pliny for the rest-harrow.
natrix, Latin "water snake."
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.