|Scientific name:||Plantago squarrosa Murray|
|Synonym name:||Plantago aegyptiaca Jacq.; Plantago aristata Michx.|
|Hebrew name:||לחך החוף|
|Arabic name:||لسان الحمل الحرشفي|
|Stems:||Branched, diffused, decumbent|
|Leaves:||Opposite, linear, entire, smooth|
|Flowers:||Hermaphrodite, membranous, calycine leaves equal, green, covered with viscid hairs; petal pale; anthers brownish; style villose and white|
|Fruits / pods:||Homogeneous seeds-fruits|
|Flowering Period:||April, May|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Plantago, plantagin (stem), a "plantain".
squarrosa, spreading horizontally; curved at the ends.
aristata, bearded, furnished with awns; bristly.
The Hebrew name: לחך, lahakh, the plantain, New Hebrew, from לחך, lahakh, was licked up, was lapped up, was eaten up.