Aaronsohnia factorovskyi, Faktorowsky's Aaronsonia,
Hebrew: אהרונסוניית פקטורי ,אהרונסוניית פקטורובסקי, Arabic: قراص- قرقاص

Scientific name:  Aaronsohnia factorovskyi Warb. & Eig
Common name:  Faktorowsky's Aaronsonia
Hebrew name:   אהרונסוניית פקטורי ,אהרונסוניית פקטורובסקי
Arabic name:  قراص- قرقاص
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

Botany, Israel, Nature, Wildflowers

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected once
Flowers:  Yellow
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:   Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:   Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:   Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Aaronsohnia factorovskyi, Faktorowsky's Aaronsonia,  אהרונסוניית פקטורי ,אהרונסוניית פקטורובסקי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Aaronsohnia_factorovskyi, named after the agronomist Aaron Aaronsohn (1876 - 1919), a Jewish agronomist, botanist, and Zionist activist.
factorovskyi, in honor of Eliezer Faktorovsky, a Russian-born Palestine botanist and close friend of Alexander Eig (1894 - 1938).
  • The standard author abbreviation Warb. is used to indicate Otto Warburg (1859 – 1938), a botanist and industrial agriculture expert and an active member of the Zionist Organization, which worked toward the re-establishment of Israel.
  • The standard author abbreviation Eig. is used to indicate Alexander Eig (1894 – 1938), a botanist, one of the first plant researchers in Israel, head of department for Botanics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and co-founder of Jerusalem Botanical Gardens on Mount Scopus.