Reseda decursiva,Reseda eremophila, Mignonette,
Hebrew: רכפה קטנת-פרחים, Arabic: البليحاء البيضاء نويع المتطورة

Scientific name:  Reseda decursiva Forssk.
Synonym name:  Reseda eremophila Boiss.
Common name:  Mignonette
Hebrew name:  רכפת קטנת-פרחים
Arabic name:  البليحاء البيضاء نويع المتطورة
Family:  Resedaceae, רכפתיים

Reseda decursiva,Reseda eremophila, רכפה קטנת-פרחים, Rigl El-ghraab

Life form:  annual
Stems:  10-50 cm high
Leaves:  Rosette;leaves mostly at base; dissected, dissected once; dentate or serrate margin
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite; flowers in terminal racemes. Sepals usually 4-7. white petals as many as the sepals, entire or shizopetalous, with a basally attached appendage. Stamens 10-40, inserted on a broad disc
Fruits / pods:  Pods almost sessile, obovate to oblong; 4-8 mm long
Flowering Period:  February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Reseda decursiva,Reseda eremophila, רכפה קטנת-פרחים, Rigl El-ghraab


Derivation of the botanical name:
Reseda, Latin resedare, "to assuage or calm," because of supposed sedative properties.
decursiva, passing.
  • The standard author abbreviation Forssk. is used to indicate Peter Forsskål (1732 – 1763), a Swedish explorer, orientalist, naturalist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

Reseda decursiva,Reseda eremophila, רכפה קטנת-פרחים, Rigl El-ghraab


Reseda decursiva,Reseda eremophila, רכפה קטנת-פרחים, Rigl El-ghraab