Plantago squarrosa, Plantago aegyptiaca, Plantago aristata,
Hebrew: לחך החוף, Arabic: لسان الحمل الحرشفي

Scientific name:  Plantago squarrosa Murray
Synonym name:  Plantago aegyptiaca Jacq.; Plantago aristata Michx.
Common name:  -
Hebrew name:  לחך החוף
Arabic name:  لسان الحمل الحرشفي
Family:  Plantaginaceae, לחכיים

Plantago squarrosa, Plantago aegyptiaca, Plantago aristata, לחך החוף

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Branched, diffused, decumbent
Leaves:  Opposite, linear, entire, smooth
Inflorescence:  Spikes, solitary
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
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Plantago squarrosa, Plantago aegyptiaca, Plantago aristata, לחך החוף


Derivation of the botanical name:
Plantago, plantagin (stem), a "plantain".
squarrosa, spreading horizontally; curved at the ends.
aristata, bearded, furnished with awns; bristly.
  • The standard author abbreviation Murray is used to indicate Johan Andreas Murray (1740–1791), a Swedish botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Jacq. is used to indicate Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727 – 1817), Austrian botanist, was born at Leiden, in the Netherlands
  • The standard author abbreviation Michx. is used to indicate André Michaux (1746 – 1803), a French botanist and explorer.

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Plantago squarrosa, Plantago aegyptiaca, Plantago aristata, לחך החוף


Plantago squarrosa, Plantago aegyptiaca, Plantago aristata, לחך החוף