|Scientific name:||Veronica syriaca Roem. & Schult.|
|Common name:||Syrian speedwell|
|Hebrew name:||ורוניקה סורית ,ברוניקה סורית|
|Arabic name:||زهرة الحواشي السورية|
|Plant Family:||Scrophulariaceae, לועניתיים|
|Life form:||Therophyte, annual|
|Leaves:||Alternate, opposite, entire, dentate or serrate|
|Flowers:||White, dark blue,hermaphrodite|
|Flowering Period:||January, February, March, April|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Veronica, named for the woman who took her veil, or a linen cloth, and wiped the sweat from the face of Jesus as he was bearing his cross to Calvary, and so named because the markings on some species supposedly resemble those on her sacred handkerchief.
The Hebrew name: ורוניקה, Veronica , transliteration from the scientific name.