Plantago lagopus, Mediterranean Plantain, Hare's Foot Plantain,
Hebrew: לחך מצוי, Arabic: لسان الحمل الأرنبي, Egypt: ودنه "Widna"

Scientific name:  Plantago lagopus L.
Common name:   Round-headed plantain, Mediterranean Plantain, Hare's Foot Plantain
Hebrew name:   לחך מצוי
Arabic name:  لسان الحمل الأرنبي
Egypt:  ودنه "Widna"
Family:  Plantaginaceae, לחכיים

Plantago lagopus, Mediterranean Plantain, Hare's Foot Plantain, לחך  מצוי , لسان الحمل الأرنبي
Location: Bnei Zion Nature Reserve

Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Rosette, entire, smooth
Flowers:  White
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April, May, June
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:   Ephemeral


Derivation of the botanical name:
Plantago, plantagin (stem), a "plantain".
lagopus, lago-, "hare-", mostly with reference to rough furriness like a hare's foot; lagopus, lagopodus, hare-footed.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.