Rumex bucephalophorus, Acetosa bucephalophora,
Horned Dock, Red Dock, חומעת ראש-הסוס

Scientific name:  Rumex bucephalophorus L.
Synonym name:  Acetosa bucephalophora Fourr.
Common name:  Horned Dock, Red Dock
Hebrew name:  חומעת ראש-הסוס
Family:  Polygonaceae, Dock Family, ארכוביתיים

Indigenous flowers of Israel

Life form:  Annual
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette
Flowers:  The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind
Flowering Period:  February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Израиль Дикие цветы и растения родной, Rumex bucephalophorus, Acetosa bucephalophora, Horned Dock, Red Dock, חומעת ראש-הסוס


Derivation of the botanical name:
Rumex , the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels.
bucephalophorus, bucephalos, βουκεϕαλοϛ with a head like an ox; phorus, φορεω (φερω), phoreo, to carry, bring; bearing parts like an ox head.
Acetosa, acetum, vinegar, pungent; osus, adjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development; pre Linnaean name for common sorrel and other plants with acid leaves.
  • 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 Fourr. is used to indicate Jules Pierre Fourreau (1844 - 1871), a French botanist.

Израиль Дикие цветы и растения родной, Rumex bucephalophorus, Acetosa bucephalophora, Horned Dock, Red Dock, חומעת ראש-הסוס