|Scientific name:||Plantago ovata Forssk.|
|Common name:||Ovate Plantain|
|Hebrew name:||לחך סגלגל|
|Arabic name:||لسان الحمل البيضوي|
|Life form:||Therophyte, annual|
|Flowering Period:||January, February, March, April|
|Habitat:||Steppes and deserts|
|Distribution:||The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|Chorotype:||Irano-Turanian - Saharo-Arabian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Plantago, plantagin (stem), a "plantain".
ovata, egg-shaped, with the broad end down.
The Hebrew name: לחך, lahakh, the plantain, New Hebrew, from לחך, lahakh, was licked up, was lapped up, was eaten up.