Plantago sarcophylla, Plantain,
Hebrew: לחך בשרני, Arabic: لسان الحمل لحمي الأوراق

Scientific name:  Plantago sarcophylla Zohary
Common name:  Plantain
Hebrew name:  לחך בשרני
Arbic name:  لسان الحمل لحمي الأوراق
Family:  Plantaginaceae, לחכיים

Flora de Israel

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Succulence:  Leaf succulent
Leaves:  Succulent, opposite, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Membranous
Fruits / pods:  Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Period:  March, April, May, June
Habitat:  Mediterranean strand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Plantago sarcophylla, Plantain, לחך בשרני ,لسان الحمل لحمي الأوراق


Derivation of the botanical name:
Plantago, plantagin (stem), a "plantain".
sarcophylla, sarx, σαρξ, ρκοϛ, flesh; phyllon,φυλλον, leaf, foliage; with fleshy leaves.
  • The standard author abbreviation Zohary is used to indicate Michael Zohary (1898 – 1983), a pioneering Israeli botanist.

Israel, Native plants, Botany, Palestine


Plantago sarcophylla, Plantain, לחך בשרני