Scabiosa palaestina, Lomelosia palaestina, Palestine scabious,
Hebrew: תגית ארץ-ישראלית, Arabic: جربية فلسطينية -أم الرويس- دولاب الهوا

Scientific name:  Scabiosa palaestina L.
Synonym name:  Lomelosia palaestina (L.) Raf.
Common name:  Palestine scabious
Hebrew name:  תגית ארץ-ישראלית
Arabic name:  جربية فلسطينية -أم الرويس- دولاب الهوا
Plant Family:  Dipsacaceae, שלמוניים

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Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Opposite, entire
Flowers:  White
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Scabiosa palaestina, Lomelosia palaestina, Scabious, תגית ארץ-ישראלית

Derivation of the botanical name:
Scabiosa, rough, scabby.
palaestina, of or from Palestine.
The Hebrew name: נזרית, nezirit / תגית, tagit, scabiosa.
  • 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 Raf. is used to indicate Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz (1783 Galatz, a suburb of Constantinople, Turkey – 1840 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), a polymath, naturalist and philologist.