Salsola vermiculata, Salsdola damascena,
Narrow-leaved saltwort,
Hebrew: מלחית אשונה, Arabic: حمض

Scientific name:  Salsola vermiculata L.
Synonym name:  Salsola damascena Botsch.
Common name:  Narrow-leaved saltwort
Hebrew name:   מלחית אשונה
Arabic name:  حمض
Family:  Chenopodiaceae, סלקיים

Salsola vermiculata, Salsdola damascena, Narrow-leaved saltwort, מלחית אשונה ,حمض
Location: Kursi National Park, east of the Sea of Galilee

Life form:  Chamaephyte, semi-shrub
Leaves:  Alternate, scale, succulent
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:  July, August, September
Habitat:   Shrub-steppes, Desert, Salty habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Irano-Turanian - Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Israel, Native Plants, Pictures, Palestine
Location: Kursi National Park, east of the Sea of Galilee


Derivation of the botanical name:
Salsola, Latin salsus, salty.
vermiculata, wormlike.
  • 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 Botsch. is used to indicate Victor Petrovič Botschantzev 1910 - 1990, a Russian botanist.