Pulicaria arabica, ladies' false fleabane, Arabian fleabane,
Hebrew: פרעושית ערבית, Arabic: رعراع أيوب

Scientific name:  Pulicaria arabica (L.) Cass.
Common name:  Ladies' false fleabane, Arabian fleabane
Hebrew name:  פרעושית ערבית
Arabic name:   رعراع أيوب
Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

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Location: Netanya, the Dora rain pool

Life form:  Pherophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Flowers:  Yellow
Flowering Period:   April, May, June, July, August, September
Habitat:   Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Pulicaria arabica, ladies' false fleabane, Arabian fleabane, פרעושית ערבית
Location: Netanya, the Dora rain pool


Derivation of the botanical name:
Pulicaria, from the Latin pulex, "a flea", because it was said to drive away these pests.
arabica, arabicus, "Arabian".
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Cass. is used to indicate Alexandre Henri Gabriel de Cassini (1781 – 1832), a French botanist and naturalist, who specialised in the sunflower family (Asteraceae).

Pulicaria arabica, ladies' false fleabane, Arabian fleabane, פרעושית ערבית
Location: Netanya, the Dora rain pool


Pulicaria arabica, ladies' false fleabane, Arabian fleabane, פרעושית ערבית
Location: Netanya, the Dora rain pool


Pulicaria arabica, ladies' false fleabane, Arabian fleabane, פרעושית ערבית
Location: Netanya, the Dora rain pool