Phlomis viscosa, Shrubby phlomis, Shrubby Jerusalem Sage,
Hebrew: שלהבית דביקה, Arabic: مصيص، مرمية الحمار

Scientific name:  Phlomis viscosa Poiret
Common name:  Shrubby phlomis, Shrubby Jerusalem Sage
Hebrew name:  שלהבית דביקה
Arabic name:   مصيص، مرمية الحمار
Plant Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

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Life form:  Chamaephyte, semi-shrub
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Yellow
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Phlomis viscosa, Shrubby phlomis, Shrubby Jerusalem Sage, שלהבית דביקה, مصيص، مرمية الحمار
Location: Bnei Zion Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Phlomis, Greek name for some plant without application here to these plants; Jerusalem sage.
viscosa, sticky, clammy; referring mainly to the sticky exudate from the glandular hairs.
  • The standard author abbreviation Poiret is used to indicate Jean Louis Marie Poiret (1755 – 1834), a French clergyman, botanist and explorer.

Phlomis viscosa, Shrubby phlomis, Shrubby Jerusalem Sage, שלהבית דביקה, مصيص، مرمية الحمار