Plantago lanceolata, English plantain, Ribwort,
Hebrew: לחך איזמלני, Arabic: لسان الحمل السهمي

Scientific name:  Plantago lanceolata L.
Common name:   English plantain, Ribwort
Hebrew name:  לחך איזמלני
Arabic name:  لسان الحمل السهمي
Family:  Plantaginaceae, לחכיים

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Life form:   Hemicryptophyte
Leaves:  Rosette, entire
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Habitat:   Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Plantago lanceolata, English plantain, Ribwort, לחך איזמלני

Derivation of the botanical name:
Plantago, plantagin (stem), a "plantain".
lanceolata, lance shaped; in Linnaeus's sense, a shape broadest at the middle and tapering to each end.
The Hebrew name: לחך, lahakh, the plantain, New Hebrew, from לחך, lahakh, was licked up, was lapped up, was eaten up.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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