Martha's exotic Backyard in Israel
Turnera ulmifolia, Ramgoat dashalong, Yellow Buttercups,
Yellow Alder, Sage Rose, טורנרה בוקיצתית
|| ||Turnera ulmifolia L.|
|| ||Ramgoat dashalong, Yellow Buttercups, Yellow Alder, Sage Rose |
|| ||טורנרה בוקיצתית|
|| || Passifloraceae, Passion flower family, שעוניתיים |
|| ||Perennial shrub|
|| ||60-90 cm high|
|| ||Opposite/subopposite, simple, ovate, finely-toothed margin; pinnate venation; two small glands at the base of the leaf blade|
|| ||Solitary flower|
|| ||5 sepals, 5 slightly fringed yellow petals,5 pollen-bearing stamens, 1 female pistil; usually with 2 small bracts (bracteoles)|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Blooms repeatedly|
|| ||Disturbed sites and cultivated areas|
|| ||Caribbean and Mexique|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Turnera, named in honor of William Turner (1508 - 1568), known as the Father of English Botany because he wrote the first plant catalogues, Herbals, in English instead of Latin.
ulmifolia, derived from the leaf's similarity in shape to the leaves of the elm (ulm) tree.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.