Scabiosa prolifera, Lomelosia prolifera,
Prolific Scabious, Carmel Daisy,
Hebrew: תגית מצויה, Arabic: جربية مخلفة - كعب الغزال

Scientific name:  Scabiosa prolifera L.
Synonym name:  Lomelosia prolifera (L.) Greuter et Burdet
Common name:  Prolific Scabious, Carmel Daisy
Hebrew name:  תגית מצויה
Arabic name:  جربية مخلفة - كعب الغزال
Family:  Dipsacaceae, שלמוניים

Flora, Israel, Wildflowers, Florist
Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  White, yellow
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:   The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Scabiosa prolifera,Lomelosia prolifera, Prolific Scabious, Carmel Daisy,جربية مخلفة - كعب الغزال ,תגית מצויה
Location: Givat-Hamoreh, Little Hermon - Nebi Dahi, גבעת המורה ,נבי דחי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Scabiosa, Latin scabies, "the itch," which the rough (scurfy) leaves might have been used to cure.
prolifera, producing side shoots in order to increase; proliferous.
Lomelosia (derivation unknown to me).
  • 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 Greuter is used to indicate Werner Rodolfo Greuter (born 1938), a botanist, born in Genova (Italy), as Swiss national.
  • The standard author abbreviation Burdet is used to indicate Hervé Maurice Burdet (born 1939), a Swiss botanist.

Scabiosa prolifera,Lomelosia prolifera, Prolific Scabious, Carmel Daisy, תגית מצויה


Scabiosa prolifera,Lomelosia prolifera, Prolific Scabious, תגית מצויה
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve