Verbascum sinuatum, Scallop-Leaved Mullein,
Hebrew: בוצין מפורץ, Arabic:عورور

Scientific name:  Verbascum sinuatum L.
Common name:  Scallop-Leaved Mullein
Hebrew name:  בוצין מפורץ
Arabic name:  عورور
Plant Family:  Scrophulariaceae, לועניתיים

 Verbascum sinuatum, Scallop-Leaved Mullein, בוצין מפורץ, عورور

Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  50-100cm
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire, dentate or serrate
Inflorescence:  Freely branched, lax
Flowers:  Yellow; filament-hairs violet
Fruits / pods:  Capsule, subglobose
Flowering Period:  April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  The 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

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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.
sinuatum , sinuate, with a wavy margin; wavy edged.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE) describes in Naturalis Historia, book 25, chapter 120: "Verbascum Graeci phlomon vocant. genera habet prima duo: album, in quo mas intellegitur, alterum nigrum, in quo femina. tertium genus non nisi in silvis invenitur". - Verbascum is called Phlomis by the Greeks. There are two primary kinds of it: the pale, which is thought to be male; the other is dark and regarded as female. There is a third kind only in woods.


Verbascum sinuatum, Scallop-Leaved Mullein, בוצין מפורץ


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Verbascum sinuatum, Scallop-Leaved Mullein, בוצין מפורץ