Valerianella coronata, Crowned corn salad,
Hebrew: ולריינית עטורה, Arabic: سمنة مكللة

Scientific name:  Valerianella coronata (L.) DC.
Common name:   Crowned corn salad
Hebrew name:  ולריינית עטורה
Arabic name:  سمنة مكللة
Family:  Valerianaceae, ולריניים

Flowers, Israel, Wildflowers
Location: Jerusalem Mountains

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  10-40 cm; pubescent
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Dense globose terminal clusters; Lilach
Fruits / pods:  Achene, ovate (2 x 2.5 mm), with dense tufted hairs
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Euro-Siberian-Med-Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Valerianella coronata, 	Crowned corn salad, ולריינית עטורה
Location: Jerusalem Mountains


Derivation of the botanical name:
Valerianella, Diminitive of Valeriana, from the resemblance to Valeriana of these herbs; valere, "to be healthy"
coronata, corona, κορωνη, wreath, garland, crown; crowned.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation DC. is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841), a Swiss botanist.

Valerianella coronata, Corn salad,ולריינית עטורה
Location: Jerusalem Mountains