Verbascum orientale, Celsia orientalis, Oriental celsia,
Hebrew: בוצין מזרחי, Arabic: البوصير المشرقي

Scientific name:  Verbascum orientale (L.) All.
Synonym name:  Celsia orientalis L.
Common name:  Oriental celsia
Hebrew name:  בוצין מזרחי
Arabic name:  البوصير المشرقي
Family:  Scrophulariaceae, לועניתיים

Verbascum orientale, Celsia orientalis, Oriental celsia, בוצין מזרחי
Location: Givat-Hamoreh, Little Hermon - Nebi Dahi, גבעת המורה ,נבי דחי

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Puberulent to glabrescent below, glandular-puberulent above; stem 15-70cm
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire, dentate or serrate
Inflorescence:  lax, simple
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Capsule, 4-7mm, ellipsoid
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Verbascum orientale, Celsia orientalis, Oriental celsia, בוצין מזרחי
Location: Givat-Hamoreh, Little Hermon - Nebi Dahi, גבעת המורה ,נבי דחי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Verbascum, mullein; corrupted form of barbascum, from the Latin barba (a beard), in allusion to the shaggy foliage; the ancient Latin name for this plant.
orientale, "eastern, oriental"; of the East.
Celsia, named for Olof Celsius (the elder) (1670 – 1756), a Swedish botanist, philologist and clergyman. He was a professor at Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • 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 All. is used to indicate Carlo Allioni (1728 – 1804), an Italian physician and professor of botany at the University of Turin.

Verbascum orientale, Celsia orientalis, Oriental celsia, בוצין מזרחי
Location: Givat-Hamoreh, Little Hermon - Nebi Dahi, גבעת המורה ,נבי דחי