Rapistrum rugosum, Wrinkled gold-of-pleasure, Bastard Cabbage,
Turnip weed, Wild turnip,
Hebrew: בקבוקון מקומט, Arabic: قرة الماء

Scientific name:  Rapistrum rugosum (L.) All.
Common name:  Wrinkled gold-of-pleasure, Bastard Cabbage,Turnip weed, Wild turnip
Hebrew name:   בקבוקון מקומט
Arabic name:  قرة الماء
Family:  Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליבים

Israel, Flowers, Botany, Palestine
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve

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

Israel Wild Flowers: Rapistrum rugosum, Wrinkled gold-of-pleasure, Bastard Cabbage,Turnip weed, Wild turnip, בקבוקון מקומט
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Rapistrum, Greek rhapis, "rape," and astrum, "appearance."
rugosum, wrinkled.
  • 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 All. is used to indicate Carlo Allioni (1728 – 1804), an Italian physician and professor of botany at the University of Turin.

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Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


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