Teucrium capitatum, Teucrium polium,
Cat-thyme Germander, Felty Germander,
Hebrew: געדה מצויה, Arabic: الجعدة الرأسية

الجعدة الرأسية
Scientific name:  Teucrium capitatum L.
Synonym name:  Teucrium polium L.
Common name:  Cat-thyme Germander, Felty Germander
Hebrew name:  געדה מצויה
Plant Family:  Labiatae (Lamiaceae), Mint Family, משפחה שפתניים

Teucrium capitatum, Teucrium polium, Cat-thyme Germander, Felty Germander, الجعدة الرأسية ,געדה מצויה
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve

Life form:  Chamaephyte, semi-shrub
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Cream, white
Flowering Period:   April, May, June, July, August
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Teucrium capitatum, Teucrium polium, Cat-thyme Germander, Felty Germander, Erva Snata, געדה מצויה,الجعدة الرأسية
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Teucrium, Greek teukrion, probably named for Teucer (Τεῦκρος, Teukros), the son of King Telamon of Salamis and his second wife Hesione, daughter of King Laomedon of Troy. He fought alongside his half-brother, Ajax, in the Trojan War and is the legendary founder of the city Salamis on Cyprus.
capitatum, caput, head; capitate, with a knob-like head or tip.
polium, πολιον, Greek plant name probably for a plant that is classified as Teucrium polium.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve