|Scientific name:||Phagnalon rupestre (L.) DC.|
|Synonym name:||Phagnalon spathulatumCass.|
|Common name:||African fleabane|
|Hebrew name:||צמרנית הסלעים|
|Arabic name:||قذى ,هحدق،حيدق|
|Family:||Compositae / Asteraceae, Sunflower Family, משפחת המורכבים|
|Life form:||Chamaephyte, semi-shrub|
|Stems:||Stems bearing large winterleaves and develop|
|Leaves:||Alternate, entire; small summer leaves with denser white cover developing at the axile of relatively large winter leaves|
|Fruits / pods:||Achenes (= one-seeded fruits); seeds are dispersed by rain (Ombrohydrochory); seeds are retained on the mother plant after they mature, and their dispersal is triggered by rain.|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, May, June|
|Habitat:||Hard rock outcrops|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
|Chorotype:||Med - Irano-Turanian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Phagnalon; the generic name Phagnalon was validated by Cassini (1819).
rupestre, rupes, a rock; estris, djective suffix for nouns: origin or habitat; found near rocks.
spathulatum, shaped like a spatula.
The Hebrew name: צמרנית, zamranit, Phagnalon, formed from צמר, zemer, wool.
Location: Netanya, Sergeants Grove