|Scientific name:||Orchis tridentata Scop.|
|Synonym name:||Neotinea tridentata (Scop.) R.M. Bateman, A.M. Pridgeon & M.W. Chase|
|Common name:||Three-toothed orchid|
|Hebrew name:||סחלב שלוש-השיניים|
|Arabic name:||اوركيد مسنن|
|Stems:||Stalk bearing blooming flowers is only between 12-25 cm tall|
|Leaves:||Alternate, rosette, entire|
|Flowers:||Raceme inflorescence, first cone shaped, later short and egg-like shaped; tepals arranged into a helmet are pinkish violet with a somewhat dark venation;the three lobed lip is whitish -to -pinkish and covered all over with deep violet spots|
|Fruits / pods:||Achene|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, May|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Orchis, ορχιϛ, "testicle" (here, shape of), from the rootform of some species. For that reason, Orchis has been regarded since antiquity as an aphrodisiac.
Neotinea, Latin Tinea a moth; Neo Greek prefix signifying new, or fresh. This genus was originally Tinea, to which the younger Keichenbach prefixed Neo, to distinguish it from Tinea, a well-known genus of small moths.
The Hebrew name: סחלב, sahlav, Arabic sahlab, corrupted from tha'lab in husa al-tha'lab (=the fox’s testicles), the Arabic name of the tubers of the Orchis mascula (so called from the resemblance of the roots to testicles).