Tanacetum aucheri, Dusty Miller, Feverfew, Tansy,
Hebrew: בן-חרצית דק-עלה, Arabic: تناستوم أوشيه

Scientific name:  Tanacetum aucheri DC.
Common name:   Dusty Miller, Feverfew, Tansy
Hebrew name:  בן-חרצית דק-עלה
Arabic name:  تناستوم أوشيه
Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

Flora, Israel, flowers, native plants. Plant family

Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Leaves:  Rosette, dissected once
Flowers:  Yellow
Inflorescence:  Flowers in dense inflorescences
Flowering Period:  July, August
Habitat:   Tragacanth shrub vegetation
Distribution:   Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Oro Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Tanacetum aucheri, Dusty Miller, Feverfew, Tansy, تناستوم أوشيه,בן-חרצית דק-עלה

Derivation of the botanical name:
Tanacetum, from the medieval Latin name Tanazita, in turn derived from Greek athanasia, "immortality," of uncertain application to this taxa.
aucheri, named for Pierre Martin Rémi Aucher-Éloy (1792 – 1838), a French pharmacist and botanist.
The Hebrew name:בן-חרצית, ben-harzit, ben= son, offspring, harzit (new Hebrew) =chrysanthemum; related to chrysanthemum.
  • The standard author abbreviation DC. is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841), a Swiss botanist.

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