Veronica panormitana, Palermo Speedwell,
Hebrew: ורוניקה קטנת-פרחים

Scientific name:  Veronica panormitana Tineo
Common name:  Palermo Speedwell
Hebrew name:  ורוניקה קטנת-פרחים
Plant Family:  Scrophulariaceae, לועניתיים

Israel flowers, Veronica  panormitana, Palermo Speedwell, ורוניקה קטנת-פרחים
Location, Mukhraka-Keren HaCarmel

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Erect, procumbent, or creeping; rounded stems
Leaves:  Alternate, opposite
Flowers:  White; hermaphrodite only; flowers are smaller than V. cymbalaria
Fruits / pods:  Capsule bare; seed coat patterns, reticulate-corrugate
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April
Habitat:  Mediterranean maquis and forest, Disturbed habitats
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Veronica  panormitana, Palermo Speedwell, ורוניקה קטנת-פרחים
Location, Mukhraka-Keren HaCarmel


Derivation of the botanical name:
Veronica, named for Saint Veronica, the woman who gave Jesus a cloth to wipe his face while on the way to Calvary, and so named because the markings on some species supposedly resemble those on her sacred handkerchief.
panormitana (adj), panormi, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Tineo is used to indicate Vincenzo Tineo (1791 - 1856) , an Italian botanist.