Prasium majus, White Hedge-nettle, Great Hedge-nettle,
Hebrew: פרסיון גדול, Arabic: براسيون كبير

Scientific name:  Prasium majus L.
Common name:   White Hedge-nettle, Great Hedge-nettle
Hebrew name:  פרסיון גדול
Arabic name:  براسيون كبير
Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

פרחים בישראל, צמחי בר, פרח בר, תמונות

Life form:   Chamaephyte, semi-shrub
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  White
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April, May, June
Habitat:  : Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating
Prasium majus, White Hedge-nettle, Great Hedge-nettle, פרסיון גדול
Location: Road 3415, Gad Hills (Givad Gad)


Derivation of the botanical name:
Prasium, used by Plinius for an herb, white horehound; Theophrastus applied Greek prasion to horehound, a species of Marrubium.
majus, bigger, larger.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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