Ranunculus millefolius, Jerusalem Buttercup,
Hebrew: נורית ירושלים, Arabic: الحوذان المقدسي

Scientific name:  Ranunculus millefolius Banks et Solander
Common name:  Jerusalem Buttercup
Hebrew name:  נורית ירושלים
Arabic name:  الحوذان المقدسي
Family:  Ranunculaceae, נוריתיים

Wildblumen, Fiori, флоры, Flores Silvestres, زهور,

Life form:  Geophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, dissected, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Yellow
Flowering Period:  February, March, April
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Ranunculus, rana, "frog", Ranunculus, "little frog", literally froglike (from marshy places).
millefolius, mille, a thousand; folius, leaf; 1,000 leaved.
The Hebrew name: נורית, nurit, from Aramaic: נוריתא, nurita; נור, nur: to give light, to shine; to burn; Aramaic: נורא ,נור (=fire).
  • The standard author abbreviation Banks is used to indicate Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820), a British naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences.
  • The standard author abbreviation Solander is used to indicate Daniel Solander (1733 – 1782), a Swedish botanist.

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Location: Golan Heights, Odem Forest

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Location: Golan Heights, Odem Forest

Ranunculus millefolius, Jerusalem Buttercup, נורית ירושלים
Location: Golan Heights, Odem Forest