|Scientific name:||Orobanche crenata Forssk.|
|Common name:||Scalloped Broomrape|
|Hebrew name:||עלקת חרוקה|
|Arabic name:||جعفيل مفرّض|
|Egypt:||هالوك ميتابي "Halouk Metabi", "Diker El Foul"|
|Flowers:||Pink, white, yellow|
|Flowering Period:||February, March, April, May|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands|
|Chorotype:||Med - Irano-Turanian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Orobanche, Greek orobos, a kind of vetch; anchone, choke, strangle; this was the Greek name of a plant that was parasitic on vetch.
crenata, Latin crena, notch; atus, ata, adjectival suffix for nouns:likeness of something; notched.
broomrape, broom + rape, part translation of species name Orobanche rapum-genistae, where Latin rapum actually means turnip, not rape. Broomrape, any of various plants, of the genus Orobanche, that are parasitic on the roots of other plants.
The Hebrew name: Alkat, עלקת, is derived from the name of the parasitic animal leech, עלוקה, aluka.
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve