Stachys neurocalycina, Nerved-Calyx Stachys,
Hebrew: אשבל מעורק, Arabic: البطنج متعرق الكأسيات

Scientific name:  Stachys neurocalycina Boiss.
Common name:  Nerved-Calyx Stachys
Hebrew name:   אשבל מעורק
Arabic name:  البطنج متعرق الكأسيات
Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

Stachys neurocalycina, Nerved-Calyx Stachys, אשבל מעורק, البطنج متعرق الكأسيات

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Violet
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Flora of Israel online, Native Plants, Palestine

Derivation of the botanical name:
Stachys, Greek, a spike, relating to a spike.
neurocalycina, neuro, veins or nerves; calycina calyx-like; nerved calyx.
The Hebrew name: אשבל, eshbol, a blend of אשכול, eshkol (=cluster), and שבולת, shibolet (=ear of corn).
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.