Pisum elatius, Tall Wild Pea,
Hebrew: אפון קיפח, Arabic: بسلة عالية

Scientific name:  Pisum elatius M.Bieb.
Common name:  Tall Wild Pea
Hebrew name:   אפון קיפח
Arabic name:   بسلة عالية
Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Bloemen in Israel, israel Wilde bloemen

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, pinnate
Flowers:  Pink, Purple
Flowering Period:   April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Pisum elatius, Tall Wild Pea, אפון קיפח


Derivation of the botanical name:
Pisum, the Latin name for the pea.
elatius, taller, loftier, more exalted.
  • The standard author abbreviation M.Bieb. is used to indicate Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein (1768 – 1826), a German botanist.

Pisum elatius, Tall Wild Pea, אפון קיפח
Date Picture Taken: March 27, 2007