Thesium humile, Dwarf thesium, Field Bastard Toadflax, Lesser Bastard Toadflax,
Hebrew: חלוקה ננסית, Arabic: حب الكريش

Scientific name:  Thesium humile Vahl
Common name:  Dwarf thesium, Field Bastard Toadflax, Lesser Bastard Toadflax
Hebrew name:  חלוקה ננסית
Arabic name:  حب الكريش
Plant Family:  Santalaceae, Sandalwood family, סנטליים

Israel, Botany, Native plants, Palestine
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve

Life form:  Parasite
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Flora of Israel OnLine
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Thesium, Latin thesion, an ancient name for species of Linaria, toad flax, used by Plinius.
humile, low, low-growing, humble.
  • The standard author abbreviation Vahl is used to indicate Martin Henrichsen Vahl (1749 – 1804), a Danish-Norwegian botanist and zoologist.