Polygonum palaestinum, Horsetail knotweed,
Hebrew: ארכובית ארץ-ישראלית

Scientific name:  Polygonum palaestinum Zohary
Common name:  Horsetail knotweed
Hebrew name:  ארכובית ארץ-ישראלית
Family:  Polygonaceae, ארכוביתיים

Flowers in Israel, flores em Israel
Life form:  Chamaephyte, semi-shrub
Leaves:  Alternatre, entire
Flowers:  Pink, white
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Med - Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Perennating

Polygonum palaestinum, Horsetail knotweed,ארכובית ארץ-ישראלית

Derivation of the botanical name:
Polygonum, polys, πολυϛ, πολλη, πολυ, much, many, frequent; large; heavy; gonu, a knee-joint; from the many joints in the stem.
palaestinum, from Palestine.
The Hebrew name: ארכובית, arcuvit, formed from ארכבה, arcuva (Post Biblical Hebrew: knee, knee joint) with suffix -it. Biblical Hebrew: ברך, bereh, knee.
  • The standard author abbreviation Zohary is used to indicate Michael Zohary (1898 – 1983), a pioneering Israeli botanist.