|Scientific name:||Pulicaria dysenterica (L.) Bernh.|
|Common name:||Common fleabane|
|Hebrew name:||פרעושית משלשלת|
|Arabic name:||رعراع أيوب|
|Family:||Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים|
|Flowering Period:||June, July, August, September, October|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|Chorotype:||Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Pulicaria, from the Latin pulex, "a flea", because it was said to drive away these pests.
dysenterica, reputed to cause dysentery (intestinal disease).
The Hebrew name: פרעושית, paroshit common flea bane (Pulicaria); formed from פרעוש with suffix ית, it, as a loan translation of Pulicaria from Latin pulex (= flea); so called because it is supposed to drive away fleas.