Sedum rubens, Sedum pallidum, Red stonecrop,
Hebrew: צורית בלוטית, Arabic: عرف الديك

Scientific name:  Sedum rubens L.
Synonym name:  Sedum pallidum auct. non M.Bieb.
Common name:  Red stonecrop
Hebrew name:  צורית בלוטית
Arabic name:  عرف الديك
Family:  Crassulaceae, Stonecrop Family, טבוריתיים

The WildFlowers of Israel, Send Flowers

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Succulence:  Leaf succulent
Stems:  Branched, pubescent, decumbent
Leaves:  Alternate, cylindrical or terete, succulent
Flowers:  Pink, Purple, White
Fruits:  Follicles, seeds elliptic obovate, transverse section circular, apex rounded, base confluent, obtuse; surface longitudinal furrowed, slight lustrous, pale brown
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:   Hard rock outcrops
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Med - Euro-Siberian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Sedum rubens, Sedum pallidum, Red stonecrop, צורית בלוטית

Derivation of the botanical name:
Sedum, Latin sedo, "to sit," in reference to the manner in which some species attach themselves to stones or walls.
rubens, red.
pallidum, pale.
The Hebrew name: צורית, zurit, tzurit, for sedum, stonecrop.
  • 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 M.Bieb. is used to indicate Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein (1768 – 1826), a German explorer.