Torilis tenella, Caucalis tenella, Many-Rayed Bur-Parsley, Hedge-parsley,
Hebrew: גזיר דקיק, גזרזור דקיק

Scientific name:  Torilis tenella (Delile) Rchb.
Synonym name:  Caucalis tenella Delile
Common name:  Many-Rayed Bur-Parsley, Hedge-parsley
Hebrew name:  גזיר דקיק, גזרזור דקיק
Plant Family:  Umbelliferae / Apiaceae, סוככיים

flora en Israel - Torilis tenella, Caucalis tenella, Hedge-parsley, גזיר דקיק, גזרזור דקיק

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  15-20 cm
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, dissected, bipinnate or more
Inflorescence:  Umbels long-peduncled, with 5 — 9, unequal rays
Flowers:  Polygamous flowers, white petals
Fruits / pods:  Spinescent fruits, oblong in outline, 5 mm long, 2 mm broad; prickles thrice as long as linear mericarp
Flowering Period:  February, March, April, May
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:  Ephemeral

Torilis tenella, Caucalis tenella, Hedge-parsley, גזיר דקיק, גזרזור דקיק


Derivation of the botanical name:
Torilis, Umberto Quattrocchi says "A meaningless name or possibly from toreo "to bore through, to pierce," referring to the prickled fruit.
tenella, Latin, tender, quite delicate, dainty.
Caucalis, ancient classical name.
  • The standard author abbreviation Delile is used to indicate Alire Raffeneau Delile (1778 – 1850), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Rchb. is used to indicate Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (1793 – 1879), a German botanist and ornithologist.

Torilis tenella, Caucalis tenella, Hedge-parsley, גזיר דקיק, גזרזור דקיק