|Scientific name:||Ononis natrix L.|
|Common name:||Shrubby Rest-harrow|
|Hebrew name:||שברק מצוי|
|Arabic name:||لزّيق||Plant Family:||Papilionaceae, פרפרניים|
|Stems:||Up to 60 cm high, various stems, woody at the base|
|Leaves:||Alternate, compound, trifoliate, dentate or serrate|
|Inflorescence:||Short axillary racemes|
|Flowers:||Yellow solitary flowers with the standard frequently showing reddish veins|
|Fruits / pods:||Very hairy hanging pods|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
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."